Hello everyone ,
I read your posts daily and they have been an inspiration for me. I lost my mother 5 years ago because of a very rare and aggressive type of cancer at the age of 59 , while a few months ago my father age 69 was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer . He had urinary retention problems and after going to the urologist completing the MRI and doing a PSA test we found out his PSA was 6491 while his MRI showed several pelvic enlarged lymph nodes and his prostate had two small tumors. The biopsy showed cancer in 4 out of 12 cores cancer involvement 20-40% Glason score 8. My father has always complained about back and shoulder pain which we believed it was from sciatica nerve , he was diagnosed several years ago. He has phobia and anxiety and taking him to the doctors has been a challenge. In May he got a shot of Eligard (the 6 month dose) and 30 days of biculatamide.His PSA in June’ 21 dropped to 68 and in September’ 21 to 1.2. After 4 months trying to convince him, he was finally able to do a full body CT PET scan which revealed a severely enlarged prostate and emphysema in his lung (smoker of 52 years ) pretty weird. We went to the urologist to change his catheter and he give him a prescription of biculatamide 50mg. After reading your stories I don’t believe it is the right medicine to take .My father has started to complain about joint pain in his knees and back pain. He walks 4 miles per day and does some weight lifting. His appetite has increased drastically and has gained some belly weight. I am concerned about the joints pains and what should be the next course of medicine . We recently moved to Naples from NYC, my father has an oncologist appointment coming week.