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Can chemo and radiation be helpful for prostate cancer?

My dad's Psa jumped from 580 to 1100 in a month. He has prostate cancer and it is now in his rib cage and pelvis. He is on lukrin and has already had one round of chemo. He was told by the oncologist that his only hope is a different chemo which does not cause hair loss. he was also told that without this chemo he would only live 3 months. he is exceptionally tired....Can we have hope in this last chemo and would radioation work?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your father has prostate cancer and it is spread in rib cage and pelvis. It is stage 4 cancer. Surgery will not helpful at this stage. Only treatment options are chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He can use different chemotherapy regimen. But ultimate prognosis is poor. life expectancy is not good. Consult your doctor and plan accordingly.
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