My husband had stage 4 prostate cancer. Right after we found his cancer last summer, doctor ordered Lupron shots. It has been keeping his Testosterone level down but not PSA.
He started Zytiga in spring but it failed after a couple of months. So he started Chemotherapy in July. Prior to Chemo his PSA was 318, after the first Chemo it went down to 307, after second Chemo went down to 236 however, after third Chemo his PSA went back to 320.
Last weekend, he was admitted hospital because his blood pressure went down to 60/40, his heartbeat went up to 138 and he was extremely anemic. He stayed there for three days, had blood transfusions and extra medications, then he was released.
Last summer his hemoglobin level was over 12, in spring it was 10 and after the third chemo it went down to 7.4. And last week before the blood transfusion, it went down closer to 5 or 6 (he can't remember it and it doesn't show on his chart).
What does all these mean? Is it worth doing Chemo?
He is supposed to go to fourth Chemo today but we cancel it. We are waiting for his Oncology doctor for the further instruction.
At the same time, he has an appointment tomorrow with OHSU which does Vision clinical trails. We don't know what his hemoglobin level is right now after the transfusion. Do you think it's worth to go to the appointment? IF my husband will be rejected for sure, I don't want him to go there and get disappointed.
Any comment/opinion/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
PS Sorry for my English. It's my second language.