His lymph nodes in belly are quite large I guess. Gonna try Zytiga. Hopefully it will help. If it has gone to lymph nodes, where else has it traveled to? What are his chances?
I have been on Zytiga & Predisone plus Lupron for 18 months so far. At beginning in May 2011 I was diagnosed after lymh node biopsy with Stage 4 metatastic prostate cancer. Did one year on Casodex plus Lupron which lowered my PSA from 753 down to less than 1.0 then started becoming resistant in May 2012 - PSA went up to 253. Switched to Zytiga - I am "chemo-naive" and am still alive 18 months later. PSA starting back up again.
My research came up with average life extension of 16 to 17 months for "chemo-naive" patients; less than 4 months if you have done chemo-docetaxel beyond where placebo treated patients died. Maximum achieved extension is now 22 months as the study is still ongoing.
So it depends upon which group your husband is in when he started Zytiga. Remember these are averages - a lot of Zytiga patients died before the 16 months and others have lasted longer, like me. If his cancer has spread to the bones, then it is my understanding that Zytiga - which works on stopping the body's production of testosterone which feeds prostate cancer. You have to do something else to stop the bone cancer.
- Zytiga Information for Consumers
- Zytiga Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zytiga (detailed)
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