Fluid in the lungs, or the sac around the lungs is serious,
but not as serious as cancer, regardless of the cause. His
doctors should be looking first at antibiotics with some but
not tremendous effectiveness, or a drain to the exterior of the
chest or to his stomach I believe (stent.) It sounds like with this patient
they are going to work on his limbic system which I thought would be a
final step but perhaps the surgeons have a good track record with
this type of treatment. At least it should get him ambulatory.
Would you be kind enough to mention the name of the chemo drug
he got in what seems like an advanced trial?
My dad aslo has prostate cancer and mets(tastises). I believe they
said blastoma, but he keeps to himself about it extreemly much.
Pain meds allows him to still bowl and fish.
I believe he should be on lacunin and keytruda.
Point being that this is just to fix a pneumonia type situation
and the patient should continue to battle the cancer with chemo
It sounds like your dad has had all the typical type of treatments that I've read about. Not sure what trial he was on (name). I haven't heard about prostrate cancer in the bones actually going just kept at bay so that was interesting. I don't know what city you're in but there is a newish PSMA scan which is more accurate that the previous PSMA. Not every hospital has one of these. This proved to be true as it showed up my husband's cancer much better than the test he'd had not too many months previous. Have a look on an America site HealthUnlocked and go into Advanced Prostrate Cancer. There are lots of men's PC histories and also men who I think have a medical background who shed some light on things you ask about. I've found it excellent and always. My favourite person is 'fisherman' . Because there are so many men posting on the site I always find something that relates to what my husband is going through. Also most of the trials both in US and OZ are discussed on the site with American, Australian and men from other countries have been on and these share how things have gone for them.
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