hi I originally posted in another thread on 'Introduce yourself'. I haven't been on here for a while.
my dad was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer back in January (2016) - he's been on hormone therapy since then. He was told the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes and lungs and that it was incurable. They couldn't say how long he ahead left to live. He couldnt have chemo as he has a history of stroke, high blood pressure. He had a bone scan sometime in the summer which came back clear. However, he had another appointment recently and he's been told that the cancer has now spread to the bone on one area of his spine in the lower back and it has spread even further in his lungs. I was dreading it spreading to his bone and this can be the worse. :((( however, he does seem ok physically for now, he's not in pain but he keeps suffering from incontinence problems at both ends, mainly urgency to urinate and not making it in time. This is getting worse. So he's going to be put on aberitarone and steroids as well to help control the cancer but has he already suffers with diabetes and a history of stroke, high blood pressure, this new drug will make all of that worse, but it will control his cancer more. So its a gamble and more added pressure and worry. Dreading what's to come, and this latest news has just knocked us all as well. Taking each day as it comes :(