My dad finished 6 rounds of Taxotere in July. His PSA reached a nadir of 0.07. Repeat imaging showed vast improvement and sclerotic areas of healing to bone metastases. Since July he feels great and is quite active for an otherwise healthy 65 year old. However, by August his PSA started to creep up as follows:
August 0.10 --- September 0.22---October 0.80---
At the beginning of November he started Zytiga. 2 weeks into Zytiga his PSA was 1.26. By December it went down to 0.89. Today at his appointment it's back up to 1.22. His ALP was 42 today, so still quite low.
I'm stressed!! His MO said "don't stress, we'll check it again next month." Umm...too late! Is this med not working?! I could just cry!
I've read mixed info on flares, trends, and Zytiga causing some PSA fluctuations. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks