Posted 9/27/2019 2:26 PM (GMT -7)
Hi All -- I was a regular visitor to this site years ago during my husband's PCa ordeal, and am back now because a friend of a friend is dealing with a new, scary metastatic PCa diagnosis. They asked me for input, and this was always my first stop when I was researching our treatment options back in the day.
He's fairly newly diagnosed, and his MO has brought up Provenge. During our fading days, Provenge was one of the buzzy new options not many were eligible for, but from snooping around now, it seems it's very rarely mentioned. Is that because it's only appropriate in fairly narrow circumstances, or because it just isn't working as well as other options, or the price, or...? I'm hoping one of you can easily fill me on the current consensus on Provenge.
Had his doctor not brought up Provenge, from reading a few recent posts, I'm taking away that the usual advice would be ADT + Zytiga or xtandi, or potentially chemo. None of those are surprises...I guess the only surprise is that we tried all of those in a journey that ended 2.5 years ago -- I was expecting there would be more new news. But it feels like maybe we were fortunate to be fighting during a phase of rapid progress, and things have settled down a bit for the moment.
thanks in advance for any perspective on Provenge