Funny you should mention Walgreens. I am a memeber of their discount club. My comment on the cost was based on an experience I had a few years back. My company insurance refused to pay for a cholesterol medication because a generic was available. So, I went to the generic as instructed and the cost went up by $40. The real kicker was that it did not work as well and caused me to have joint pain in my hands and knees. I went back to the patent medicine on my own.
Are you in the US? I have looked at ADC and they do have attractive pricing but there are the import issues to consider.
PS the patent cholesterol is supposed to go generic late this year or early 2010.
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone