G'day. I'm currently receiving treatment for metastatic PC in Brisbane, which I think is probably the best SOC treatment available, but as many people on this site have suggested, it's a good idea to get a second / third opinion.
I've read so many posts that recommend good MOs and Cancer Centres in the USA, but so far I haven't seen any such posts for Australia. I know the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is very good, so that's probably the best place to start, but do any of our Aussie members have other suggestions?
I was diagnosed in Feb 2018 and am on Firmagon monthly injections and have so far done 5 cycles of Docetaxel. One more to go in mid July. PSA has dropped from 168 to 0.8, testosterone is undetectable, liver enzymes are all in normal range. But my thoughts now turn to what should happen after chemo. Monitor regularly? How? How often? Other treatment? What's the best approach to take?
My current MO thinks that 2nd line ADT treatments (e.g. Zytiga) should be kept in reserve for somewhere down the track. I'm wondering what other MOs would think.
Once I've finished chemo, I plan to increase my dose of atorvastatin, restart naproxen and maybe start metformin, all in the hope of keeping the mets quiet. Thoughts?
Thanks for any suggestions re both who to see in OZ and future medication regime.