Hello everyone! My name is Azul and I am from Argentina. My English is very bad and I am using the Google translator. Hope it's understandable...!
My dad (59 years old) was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2020. In Dec. 19 his PSA result was 100 although that number is not exact because when the analysis was done the laboratory "cut" at 100. As far as he could having been 101 or 5000. In January ´20 the biopsy showed a Gleason 4 + 4 (8), stage D2 and the PET Colina illuminated the prostate, bladder and inguinal glands and pelvis. It started with the hormonal block in February: monthly Goserelin injections and daily Bicalutamide. In March, its psa fell to 10.17 and in May to 2.10. Against this background, we have thousands of opinions. Urologists tell us that evolution is favorable and that it continue like this. Oncologists no, that the psa should have dropped to 0 and that it is at 2 means that "the blockade is not working and the cancer already shows that it is resistant to castration". A group of oncologists propose to start chemotherapy with Docetaxel and others Abiratirone. One group proposes to attack from the entrance and another to wait and "not burn stages". Urologists tell us that they are the ones who handle cancers and oncologists that urologists don't know anything about cancer! It is very frustrating to be in the middle! None proposed radiotherapy or other treatments that I was reading in the forum that I do not know if they would apply to this case but perhaps they are options ... I do not know ... it is all so new ..!
I was reading the forum a lot and I found very courageous testimonies from people who are in treatment for many years and that gives great encouragement!
In Buenos Aires, medicine is good and we have access to all medications free of charge, but I ask if there is any place in the world that is recommended to have a second opinion or a treatment that is not available here.
I hope it was understood.
Greetings to all from these distant lands ..!