Me, diagnosed at 57 with Gleason 6...then last year at 60 with Stage 4....now today....Stage 4 Castrate Resistant AND aggressive. (ouch)
since my PSA has gone up from 1.83 to 2.4, I was thinking I would be given some new drug to add to Lupron today at the Oncologist
...but NO...they are starting me on Provenge (in 2 weeks) after a Axinum Pet Scan in about 10 days to use as a new baseline. ( I just had an Axinum Pet Scan done in March.) AND at the same time I am starting Xtandi. Doctor STILL says I should be fine for my trip on August 15th(for 3 weeks) to Europe. I'm nervous...but, on his recommendation, I bought us travel insurance which, because he put in the doctor notes today that I am fine for travel..he says will cover me if something goes wrong before the trip. Got my fingers crossed. This Provenge sounds scary with how it's done and it's possible issues...but they feel it will be great for me at this point. A new path on this crazy journey!
Life is Beautiful! P.S. I still feel great other than Lupron issues.