I was referred to a urologist who specializes in Prostate, Kidney and Bladder Cancers (whom I shall call Dr. U) by my original urologist. Dr. U subsequently sent me for a second bone scan and CT and then determined I should go in for the Provenge treatment. He also told me to quit going to my original urologist (who provided my Eligard injections) and quit seeing my oncologist (who provided my Xgeva injections) and come to him for everything.
At first I thought this would be good since it cut down visits to multiple docs, but I have since begun to wonder why he did that. So tomorrow I am going to talk to my oncologist and get his opinion of the situation, including whether Provenge is the best way to go.
The problems are that (a) I don't know what the alternatives to Provenge are and (b) the cost of the Provenge routine is going to put a serious crimp in my budget.
Comments? Advice? Concerns?