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I haven't posted here in quite awhile. My husband was diagnosed January 2013 with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Since then he has been on the hormonal treatment. His PSA, which was 74 at diagnosis, went down to 1.6. He stayed at 2-3 for quite awhile but it is now up to almost 7. We know he's been fortunate to have responded to that treatment so well. He had scans in February which showed some changes to the METS but nothing significant. He now is experiencing a lot of back pain, shoulder pain, numbness in his leg if he stands for more than 10 minutes, significant increase in fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. He is also experiencing issues with difficulty with urination - he is going to urologist to determine if he is eligible for the green light laser (?) or has to have more the "roter router" procedure. Trying to keep positive but very apprehensive.