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Altamontt
Altamontt
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Haven’t posted in awhile. Diagnosed in December 18 with PCa with 6 Mets to bones including sternum, rib and scapular. Started Firmagon with PSA of 14. After one month down to 4.5. Original diagnosis with biopsy showed cancer in 11 of 12 cores. Gleason 4/5. Started chemo, docetaxel, and changed to Lupron. Almost stopped chemo. Side effects were hard. So sob could hardly walk up steps. Bones, especially knees, hurt so bad I I couldn’t walk my dogs for awhile. MO lowered dose after third session. Neutrophils down to 1. Started neulasta and took a Claritin during treatment. WBC, RBC and hemoglobin still low but manageable. After chemo PSA was 0.085. Still on Lupron. Had PET scan with F-18 that showed no ca in prostate or anywhere else. Dr did bone scan that showed improved bone scan with no new lesions. I haven’t seen the scan. That was message nurse called to me. Good news all around! What now? Any comments, suggestions? Thanks.

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Tall_Allen

How many mets did you have when you started chemo?

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Altamontt

Both iliac crest. Lower right pelvis. Left scapula. Right sixth rib. Mid sternum.

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Tall_Allen

Great response to chemo. Have you discussed abiraterone?

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Altamontt

Yes. Prior to scans. After the chemo and the lowered PSA we took a three month break with nothing but continuing Lupron. I see MO next month and that will be on the table.

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ellie2211
ellie2211
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Did your mo give a reason for the break? Lupron only? My dads onc has a similar approach ... Discussed zytiga but decided to wait

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Altamontt
Altamontt
in reply to ellie2211

Yes. Had such a rough time with chemo and good response wanted me to break for those reasons also to to see if PSA remained low.

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6357axbz

Is the chemo you used Docetaxel? Not sure if from your comments above if you meant chemo and Docetaxel.

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Altamontt
Altamontt
in reply to 6357axbz

Yes. The chemo was docetaxel.

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Collarpurple

🙏❤️

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Mikeski

Great response! What now? Enjoy!

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Altamontt
Altamontt
in reply to Mikeski

Not sure. See Mo in couple weeks. Maybe xtandi.

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j-o-h-n

Good news!!! Keep up the good work....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Saturday 10/26/2019 12:26 PM DST

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Altamontt
Altamontt
in reply to j-o-h-n

Thanks!

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j-o-h-n

FOR YOU:

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Saturday 10/26/2019 2:09 PM DST

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Altamontt

For what it worth, I like it.

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