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It's amazing how many drugs there are out there to treat cancer. The latest is always treated as sliced bread. When Zytiga came out it was the ONLY one that was worth anything, in spite of the fact it cost $10-12,000 per month. I know that it has many new whistles but when pushed the pharms will tell you about other drugs that are out there. Currently I am looking at Xtandi which is an "older" drug but it is also less than half the cost of Zytiga. It is so difficult to find the place where all of these are compared. I realize that price is important, but shouldn't the emphasis also be on the advantages, verses the dollars you'll pay? Does anyone have any experience with Xtandi? Or know where comparison of cancer drugs from ALL pharms could be compared: what it does better, side effects as well as cost?
Currently I am trying to decide the next step. My oncologist recommends Zyega and then Xtandi. Both are expensive but Zytiga I guess is the preferred next step. It would cost be (through my Health Plan about $3,000 a month. Xtandi, I understand,is a little less expensive but has some dramatic side effects. I had radiation several years ago and now he cancer has metastasized . I am still taking bicalutamide and 6-month Lupron shots.
Seems like everything is not working.