66, had DaVinci in 2015 and + margins and 1 node with a G score of 7.
PSA after went from .1 to over 20 quickly with extensive bone mets and pain but also had chest pain with cardiac cath showing 5 vessel disease and bypass recommended
Decided on medical therapy only for heart and doing ok so far
For cancer started firmagon which has resolved pain and PSA has stayed under 1 for 6 months so far
Chemo and the like all have cardiac side effects so until the cancer becomes hormone resistant, I feel like my best chance and best quality of life is to stay as healthy as possible and see if both the cancer and heart problems stay manageable
Of course it’s just a matter of time, but all the studies mentioned here focus on one condition - the cancer and other risk factors aren’t really noted except as a cause of death
I understand my Urologist’s argument for chemo ASAP and I think he understands my reasons to delay it for now
Trying different supplements and diets and this forum has been of great help
My point is, I believe we have to understand the treatments and their good and bad effects, and be involved in the plan. No one seems to have the right answers to a lot of the questions we have.
Happy New Year to all and let’s continue to fight in 2019 -