Never thought I be writing this again I'm in total shock my father haven been feeling unwell just b4 Xmas he went up the doctors they done full blood count . My father went back to the doctors for is results and was told that one of is blood they took PSA came back high and with history is father died from prostate cancer is brother got it to so they send him to see speclist seen speclist they send him for scan . He was told something was shown on is prostate so he had to have biopsy it was two weeks after test done he had letter from hospital oppointment Monday 13 January2020 had phone call at 2:15 yesterday had the dreading phone call again to say it Cancer he's waiting now for bone scan then they take it from there to see what treatment he can have etc . I'm heart broken every thing is coming back what happened to my mother as most of you know my mother died from bowel cancer I miss here so much now I'm feel like I'm going to do it all agin my mind working over time . I can't believe this is happening what start of new year it's like I'm living in nite mere again
So sorry to read your post Gemini and can only imagine how scary it all must be for you and your family to be going through another cancer diagnosis. Sending big virtual hugs and fingers crossed that it will not be too long before a treatment plan can be put in place for your father. I am hopeful that Brian (woodworm) will perhaps see this post too and having received treatment for prostate cancer a while ago now he may be able to offer some insight though we all know that each person's journey is different.
Remember that the forum is always open and we can listen when you need to vent your feelings even if we cannot take away the hurt. Thinking of you. Jules xx
Hi gemini your father has plenty of options for treatment if contained thares hormone therapy and radiotherapy, or hormone therapy and operation,. If its gone further there is still options. Mine was psa 1581 gleason 8 stage 4 it went to lymph nodes, spine, ribs, pelvis and a lung was diagnosed Feb 2016 its uncurable i just live with my uninvited guest. Good luck with your father's results......... Billy
Thank u so much jules I just hope my father haven got 2 wait 2 long 4 bone scan I'm going out of mind worrying I can't in imagine what he's going through. All this just brings all back with mother what she went through so we know what going happen it's waiting game again the hardest part not knowing what what x
Hi gemini just thought as jules said there's @woodworm , or @telemando both been there done that, both different treatment to give you some ideas. I know you lost your father to it you don't say when but it's one of the more treatable things and plenty of options. He's in our thoughts, and you as well. Best wishes..... Billy
So sorry about that, wife not very good haven't slept much lately, was hoping 2020 would be a good year.,. When your father gets results one of us three should be able to give you some information if you want any we've all had different treatments.for prostate Cancer........ Billy
I'm so sorry about u wife it must be so hard 4 the both of u both going through a lot ur selfs . Sending u both big hug and thanks again take care both x
I am so sorry to read about your fathers diagnosis. I know it must bring back bad memories for you,but treatment for prostate cancer has improved a whole lot even since I had my treatment jusy a few years ago. I had radiotherapy and hormone therapy and I have luckily made a good recovery. Please know that we are here to do all we can to help and support you as you have done for others in the past.
Best wishes, Brian
I can truly sympathise with you, having not only been a patient going through a prostate cancer diagnosis, but also someone who cared for his mother many years ago when she had breast cancer...
This month makes 8 years since my diagnosis for Stage 4 Prostate Cancer, the journey was not easy but I have made it this far. Treatments have come a very long way since I was diagnosed and more and more men are surviving something one could not even contemplate 8 years ago. My mantra as always been 'Never ever give up' and I pass that onto you and your father...As stated by others the journey is not easy, and each person's journey is different, equally each carer's journey is different (we can't forget about the carers they are the lifeline for the patient)...The good thing in this chat room is you are amongst experienced and good-hearted people and as well as an organisation that leads the way in cancer research and ultimately saved my life through its research...Anything you want to ask or vent, know that it can be done in here safely with informative and precise responses forthcoming ...Happy New Year to both You & Your Father...
Thank u so much 4 taken time 2 answer . We just waiting 4 letter appointment 4 bone scan then we should know more and hopefully 2 see what treatment he can have it's waiting game again .
My father got appointment Friday for bone scan I'm worried 2 death . The past few years been 1 thing after another why do bad things always happen 2 hard working good people . I hate cancer
Hi gemini, most strange I've got another bone scan on Friday, specialist wants to double check my uninvited guest hasn't sneaked somewhere else, you know it takes hours for a bone scan ..Best wishes .