| | Re: Prostate Cancer
It seems that when a lot is happening, nothing seems to change.
My oncologist has stopped the chemotherapy because it is not working and the cancer is getting larger. Although not spreading, she advises that keeping on with chemo would be a waste of time.
The withdrawal from the chemo and the associated medication has been hard but at least now I getting a clearer head. Pain from the mestasticised cancer is increasing so the reduction of the medication with the chemo is offset by more pain medication.
As there is no subsidised medication to continue with, the option now is to pay $6000 per month for an alternative treatment. obviously out of the question so we are waiting for a trial to try and join or the Government funding health agency to change their policy for the treatment.
I am still able to work which is good and my counselling through the Cancer Society has been a godsend. The support from family, work and friends also helps. Just the unknown now and the unpredictable.
However, I am more fortunate than a lot of people so will keep focussed on keeping this cancer at bay.