Posted 11/27/2020 7:41 AM (GMT -7)
Hello RAYCANUK ---
We welcome you here, as a battle brother and comrade.
I was diagnosed in 2013, with a PSA over 100. I was in my 40s, and the prostate cancer had already metastasized and infiltrated into both my lungs. It was time to get my "sword and shield" ready --- and step onto the battleground.
I pursued TAXOTERE chemotherapy infusions & also a round of radiation treatments.
Over five years ago, my oncologist started me on ZYTIGA. I was his first patient to start that medication.
Several of us here banded together, as comrades, and put together an extensive and detailed thread entitled ZYTIGA: OUR COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCES.
Check out the highlighted link that our member named Pratoman just listed and highlighted for you, in the post found above. You will find personal first-hand experiences, written in "one brother to another" style. Consider it your personal playbook for learning helpful insight into ZYTIGA.
In the last couple of years, a generic version of ZYTIGA became available. Most of us here on ZYTIGA switched over to the generic, with no issues. This choice can represent a cost-saving measure for you, and your doctor can find medication funding programs to cover the cost of the medication, as others have mentioned above.
I started saving my empty medication bottles, to mark my progress on ZYTIGA, and have about 65 empty bottles lined up on a shelf, representing over 5 years that I have been on ZYTIGA. I am thankful to my oncologist who first recommended it, and ZYTIGA (and now the generic form) continues to help me today.
Thankful you have posted ---- we extend to you a hearty WELCOME!
With my best sent to you ---
CYCLONE --- # Iowa State University