Have recently been informed of Metastatic spread of cancer coming from probably prostrate cancer diagnosed in 2015 or Sigmoid cancer diagnosed January 2021. Treatment is now palliative in form of hormone therapy medicine albiraterone + prednisolone. Have been advised that the prostrate cancer has a prognosis of two years. With this information the colorectal surgeon has advised that surgery is not advised due to COVID and survival rate for me would be 76%. After a pet scan was informed the cancer is spreading in the lymph node system and is reaching the liver and the lungs.
I have recently contacted mcmillan nurses to seek advice for physical and emotional concerns and had my first telephone conversation this morning. As there is no centers open at present she advised that I should make contact with people through the available on line community.
I think I replied to you post a few days ago . Did you manage to get it ? Big welcome just in case you did not and very glad you popped on to the forum . Please feel free to join in any thread or ask any questions . We are here to support you as you navigate this diagnosis.
Have you got much support structures at home ?
Take care ,
Support structures at home I have a wife who is a carer at old folks home four days a week. The other days we are together. When working she will telephone every few hours to check I take medication and do not have any problems.
I can see you have a very caring g team around you . That’s great . She is clearly very supportive indeed .
Hope we can help with any information you need . Have you been finding the emotional side more difficult. How are you finding the prednisolone? My son used to have to take that .
Just wondered if you are using the telephone buddies scheme ? I have linked it in above .
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