I've been really down lately since my father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer in September 2006. Unfortunately, it was diagnosed late because my dad is not in the target age (under 50) of when this cancer usually shows up. At first when he was diagnosed, doctors told our family it has spread towards the bone, but thank GOD not the spine. So far he has undergone hormone therapy injections for the last 4-5 months, and just this month he has stopped responding to it. He is very tired, and in a lot of pain and is on a lot of pain medication. Just recently, doctors told him he was anemic and he had to get blood transfusions the other day. After seeing him walk really slowly and wobbly to the car, I was really upset by this. Today has been the most horrible day. I missed my train home from class today, and I had to wait 30 minutes and I had all this time to worry. I got into my car and lost it and cried for a good 20 minutes. (I feel somewhat relieved) But after I got home, I have learned that my dad might have gotten Hepatitis B from my grandmother. This is the biggest blow because my dad's immune system is still pretty weak from fighting the cancer. I feel so helpless right now, its really tough to be strong, and that's what my relatives are telling me. And I feel as though I need another good cry. It's killing me. I really am wishing for a good outcome in all of this........... I'm not sure if my dad is still eligible for the new drug for Provenge since he might have the Hep B virus, it is suppose to significantly increase the patient's survival rate. I don't know, but I feel like its one bad blow after another. Any thoughts would be wonderful and deeply appreciated. Thank you all. I'm just hoping tPF's good karma will help our situation. Sorry for the long post... my thoughts are everywhere, and I'm just frazzled right now.