Besides checking the PSA which is not a very good indicator of how the disease is progressing, does anyone have any thoughts about checking the circulating prostate tumor cells after 4 to 6 rounds of Docetaxel to check effectiveness. Mayo does this test.
Some of you may know that I have gone to the Mayo clinic to see Dr. Kwon. After 10 years he states that there is no disease above my belly button however I do have oligo metastatic disease below the belly button.
Currently on Lupron, prednisone, docetaxel and neulasta. I seem to be weathering the chemo pretty well and the PSA for what it’s worth has gone down from 51 to 31 after the first round of chemo. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I know this doctors methods are controversial but he believes that he can cure me and I have already read extensively the pros and cons. You all of been very helpful and I appreciate you all!