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My father has prostate cancer, Is this serious ?

Hello my name is Anna and I was wondering if you can help me. My father has prostate cancer and he done chemotherapy he actually finished a month ago and now he has problem again, he cannot use the toilet and he has pain but refuse to go to the hospital is anything we can do? And this could have an impact to his treatment and get sick again? In addition he had now a pill named pamsvax xl 400 he stopped taking this pill since he finished chemotherapy. Btw he is 65 I donâ??t know his medical history but I know he suffered from depression and he still on medication (Xanax), I donâ??t know what kind of medicines he is taking for prostate cancer. Please doctor what can I do? Is this serious? Kind Regards Anna
Asked On : Mon, 12 Jul 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to Healthcaremagic. You should understand that recurrence of prostate cancer can occur even after chemotherapy. It has to be again evaluated and treated accordingly. So you should convince your father regarding visiting a doctor. Cancer patients can get into depression owing to the medical conditions as well as due to side effects of medicines. Xanax is used to anxiety and should not be taken without medical supervision. You have to consult your doctor anyhow regarding good health of your father. Wish your father good health and speedy recovery.
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Anna,
Welcome to HCM.
You said he is on treatment for depression. You should consult his psychiatrist and tell him about this. First of all his depression has to be controlled, only then he will be willing to take proper treatment for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is of course a serious condition and needs regular checkup to look out for spread to the bones.
Wishing your father all the best.
Answered: Mon, 17 Oct 2011
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