My husband was diagnosed in March of 2018. Psa 18 Gleason 8.
We were treated at emory Winship in Atlanta.
He had derelix injections in stomach every four weeks.
He had chemo every 3 weeks for a total of 6 treatments.
Now, treatments is eligard every 3 months. In May we went to mdandersen. We felt better about the doc there. So we really have two docs but the one at mdandersen is our primary oncologist. We send him blood every 3 months. He only test for the psa btw down to 0.01. When he has the shots emory does all the blood work.
My concern is should more than psa be checked.
He is feeling ok and living his life. Chemo was rough for 5 & 6.
I want to be sure we are doing everything possible.
Thanks for any opinions.
I personally would get (cytoreductive) prostate surgery done to de-bulk the tumor. But this is not recommended in the guidelines.
Caccer had already spresd, had Mets in various places and lilac lymph nodes. Neither doc recommended surgery.