Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Where does it begin?
Roger was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001. PSA was 27. The horomone therapy worked for a while then the anti-androgen was added. In other words he recieved a shot of Lupron every three months, and took a casodex 50mg pill once a day. PSA had dropped to >2. He was under the care of a competent urologist, there was no oncologist on his case. This happened before I met Roger in 2003, September, no, maybe October. (Its another story for another day) Sometime around mid 2004, with a rising PSA, unsure, think it got to 4, the urologist reccommended radiation, and thus, Roger received radiation, from a lazer kind of machine, that zapped mapped areas on his body with radiation. 5 days a week for 8 weeks. The radiation really did zap the cancer, and it remained in a sloooow growth period for almost 7 years. Things changed rather quickly in 2011 when it became apparent the PSA was doubling in 6 months. And this is where this story begins.