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Undergone PSA test. Looking for suggestion

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Hello Doctor,

Current PSA report of my Father is 71.
Kindly advice.
Posted Tue, 14 May 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 2 hours later
Welcome to the forum.
This means he has progressive hormone independent cancer.
The next step is to do bone scan to check for bone metastases.
Bicalutamide may be attempted.
If the PSA still does not respond, he needs chemotherapy.
Best regards
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Follow-up: Undergone PSA test. Looking for suggestion 20 minutes later
Dear Doctor,
Secondary bone metastases was detected before the surgery on 14th January 2009.
Currently he is also having Loss of appetite.

Kindly advice.
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 2 hours later
Welcome back.
Cancer was under control for a while after the orchiectomy.
Now there is progression, as detected by the PSA test.
The appetite loss is due to disease progression. Only supportive AND PALLIATIVE treatment can be offered.
Chemotherapy as an option is available. A medical oncologist will be able to offer SOME help.
You need to understand the SIDE EFFECTS of chemotherapy before undertaking it.
Best regards
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