We have just returned home from a most disappointing appointment with the oncologist.
A quick reminder my husband was diagnosed in 2009 with locally advanced prostate cancer. Surgery to remove prostate was aborted due to lymph node involvement, started zoladex injections and had 39 fractions of radiotherapy which worked for almost 5 years.
Since then he has had Casodex, Enzalutamide, R223, Docetaxel, Cabazitaxel and recently Abiraterone all of which have failed although Enzalutamide did work well for around 20 months.
He now has mets to bones, lymph nodes, and very recently secondary penile cancer for which he is due to start radiotherapy next week.
We have been looking at LU177 treatment in Germany and have started negotations with Heidelberg providing his PSMA scan shows that he is suitable.
Our oncologist is extremely negative about the treatment and says that there is no scientific evidence to prove that it works and if it does then it only extends life by a few months. We are not wealthy and will need to fund the treatment ourselves from our retirement fund. The oncologist is talking about meeting up with a palliative care team and deciding where my husband wants to end his life and says we must discuss this as he has used all available drugs available in UK.
Both my husband and myself are fighters and try to remain positive but discussions like this today really knock us back.
Any opinions on LU177 treatment please?