Scott Godwin – Chemotherapy

///Scott Godwin - Chemotherapy

Scott Goodwin Checks In

Scott Goodwin who periodically has been writing about his journey taking chemotherapy has given us a very moving update. Sadly, Scott is not doing well physically, but he is continuing his valiant fight against this insipid disease. - JTN I thought I would send a much overdue update on my progress with chemo, etc. I have had 15 chemo treatments with Taxotere. Now my psa is rising, slowly at first and then more rapidly. Chemotherapy is no longer effective. As I am sure some of my fellow brothers in the fight can attest, chemo has a cumulative effect. During the [...]

Living My Life In Three Week Cycles

Scott Goodwin has been a guest writer on this blog. He has been sharing his experiences and feelings as he continues his journey on chemotherapy. Scott is not doing as well as we all had hoped. His final paragraph says "When does the time come when a man will stop all treatments and try to regain some quality of life?" - Joel It has been a few months since I have updated my experiences taking chemotherapy. Since that time my PSA has been as low as 1.2 and as high as 1.79. At this time, my PSA is at 1.6. [...]

Is the Honeymoon Over? – A New Report from Scott Goodwin

That is the big question I am dealing with this week. I have been so pleased with my recent success with lowering my PSA, but the last test has reversed the trend. My PSA has shown a drastic rise. It went from just under .60 to almost 2.0 within a two week period! As we all know that number has a control over our entire emotional life. It is one of the major indices of our disease progression and I am afraid that it isn’t good news for me. If indeed the chemo has stopped being effective, I feel that [...]

Scott Goodwin Reports in with Some Encouraging News

Scott has been graciously reporting on his experience undergoing chemotherapy in this blog. You can see his prior posts by searching by his name. On his last report he shared that he was going to take an unorthodox step, stopping his hormone blockade when on chemo. Normally, when chemotherapy is used to treat advanced prostate cancer, hormone therapy (ADT) is continued as a part of the treatment protocol. Scott explains that his rationalization for this decision was guided by the hope that the cancer would "wake up" to be treated. Scott shares the latest news about this strategy. I wanted [...]