Seems like all we get is bad news. 4wks ago I posted how my dad’s PSA went from 3.5 to 10 in 4wks after being switched from Zytiga to Xtandi (Zytiga failed at 7 months). Well today we found out his PSA is at 20-it has doubled in 4wks. His alkaline phosphotase has increased and his calcium level is sky high. They gave him Xgeva to bring down his calcium level and the next step is taxotere. What terrifies me is that my dad told his oncologist that he needs to think about chemo and he will get back with him on Monday!!! What?! I am so scared he’s not going to do it!! My dad is a young 76yr old that has never been sick in his life before this! This is still a shock to us all. He was diagnosed in November of 2017 with stage 4, Gleason 10, widespread metastatic disease in nearly every bone in his body. How does this happen?!
3yrs ago cancer took my mom and it was awful and I can’t handle losing my dad to this. I am devastated. Thank you all for letting me come here and post my feelings. I don’t know where else to go. This is devastating news for me. Does someone with Gleason 10 advanced disease even have a chance??!! His PSA is doubling every 4wks. He’s on Metformin, Lupron, Xtandi and now Xgeva. They are taking him off Xtandi. Next treatment option Taxotere (if he even does that). I am completely heartbroken!
If he does taxotere how much time will this buy him at a Gleason 10 with PSA doubling every 3wks?