I was 56 and started experiencing back pain to the point I had to go to the emergency room. 3 hours later after multiple tests the doctor tells me I might have prostate cancer that metastized to my bones. A biopsy a week later confirmed the diagnosis. That was a year ago. Treatment was decided to begin immediately with ADT, chemo and radiation therapy.. I lit up like a Christmas tree with my body scan.. I’m PSA undetectable a year later and maintaining my ADT.
Stage 4 metastatic prostrate cancer - Advanced Prostate...
Thank you very much, karlsiller, for your help. I am truly obliged.
I get virtually zero pain like you, but my PSA levels just do not go down
much. The next month is crucial for me.
Thanks again, karlsiller, its great having cyber pals like you.
Congratulations on your superb readings and I genuinely wish your
levels continue to stay at rock bottom. Cheers !!
Much the same process for me. I am now 18 months post diagnosis (starting with a painful back). Radiation, then ADT, then docetaxel. Currently on a quarterly Zoladex/ Zometa infusion. Unfortunately, the back pain has come back. I am due a scan (Technetium-PSMA) to see what's going on - maybe it's partly osteoporosis related and partly tumour related. Onco will then decide the way forward.
Yep. Got up off the couch and "strained" my back. Was on the couch for 3 weeks. 2 months later confirmed APC and by the way you have a T-12 fracture that has almost healed by itself. Here is a $1000 back brace. In later bone scans referred to as a spinal compression. Extensive bone mets. Last referred to as "subtle" mets whatever that means. No new mets, abdominal lymph nodes back to normal size. 8 cycles 75mg taxatore, 16 months Xtandi. High psa 59.9, high alk phosphate about 206, now 0.2 and 66. I assume you are taking lupron and xgeva. And also zytiga or xtandi?
Sorry, you did mention Eligard (a form of lupron I believe), and the Zometa is used in place of the xgeva for bones. Tall_Allen cites studies about celebrex being a possible good idea if you are taking Zometa or Xgeva. You may want to do a search on that and then run it by your doc. Just fabulous you are psa undetectable with multiple bone mets and only on the Eligard. Be sure to watch your other markers. Best of luck to you.
High alkaline phosphate reading may mean bone cancer activity. I have my blood drawn every month because i am on xtandi. If you are psa undetectable don't guess they would do a bone scan unless they had some other reason to do so. Others here are way more knowledgeable than me. I certainly didn't mean to make you nervous. Now is the time to relax and enjoy - but also slowly learn what you may need to know for later. Enjoy your weekend!
Happy for your great results! Hoping they keep on working for a long time!