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Sun, Mar 1 6:12pm · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

Hi, this is Phil. I was on bicalutamide, and lupron for about one month. Due to the side effects my Oncologist discontinued the treatment.
I have been on Zytiga and prednisone since Aug. 2019, and am able to tolerate it much better. My PSA is less than 1 and my liver enzymes are doing well. I can certainly understand your concerns. Side effects can be difficult to tolerate as they were in my case, but we won’t know how it will work out until we try it. I have heard from others that they have had only minor side effects on Lupron. Everyone is different. If you haven’t already tried it I would like to recommend the National Cancer Institute website. I wish you the very best of luck in your treatment.

Mon, Jan 13 7:52am · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Hello to everyone dealing with prostate cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer and was treated with Lupron, and bicaludamide. Recently I started taking Zytiga and Prednisone daily. My oncologist tells me that eventually the metastasis will build up an immunity to my treatment. We haven’t discussed anything beyond that point. Has anyone heard what the next step will be when Zytiga is no longer effective. Thank you. Philnob

Dec 31, 2019 · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

Hello, this in philnob. I am happy to hear that you are doing well with Lupron. I was not that fortunate, and had to switch to Zytiga, and prednisone.
My PSA number is 0.84. Every 2weeks I have blood work done to make sure my liver enzymes are normal. Due to the joint stiffness It takes an effort to motivate myself to exercise, so I start with Yoga, and work my way up to a stationary bike, and stair climber. I wish you continued success with your treatment.

Dec 22, 2019 · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

I started abiraterone / Zytiga in August, and so far I am having good results. My PSA number is 0.84 my side effects are muscle and joint stiffness. I have my liver enzymes checked every 2 weeks, so far they are within acceptable limits. I hope this helps.

Dec 22, 2019 · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

I haven’t been on Lupron for quite some time, but the weight gain continues to be a problem. I was able to lose 7 lbs. while dieting, but the weight gain around the waist doesn’t change. I plan to increase my exercise routine to see if it will help.

Dec 22, 2019 · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had experienced any weight gain on Lupron. If so, are you able to control it by dieting.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Philnob.

Dec 1, 2019 · Stage 4 prostate cancer treatment options in Prostate Cancer

Hello Safari, I am also stage 4 prostate cancer to four places; Lumbar 1, Thoracic 11, Left scapula, and Right pelvic area. I have been on Abiraterone/ Zytiga since August. I have my blood checked every 2 weeks to make sure my liver is not in danger. So far, my enzymes are holding at acceptable levels.
My PSA number came down from 56 to less than 1. My understanding is that somewhere between six months, and two years the metastatic cells will eventually build up an immunity to the Zytiga. I will eventually discuss other options with my Oncologist. Best regards, Philnob.

Nov 26, 2019 · Living with Prostate Cancer: Meet others & introduce yourself in Prostate Cancer

Hello, I would like to tell you about my experience which started out similar to yours. My General Practitioner by means of a digital exam noticed a rough spot on the prostate gland at the same time my PSA reached just over three. He sent me to the urologist; a biopsy showed cancer with a Gleason score of six.