Well, the day has come. Zytiga is no longer working for me. My rib cage pain has been persistant, and my PSA just took a big jump from 18.7 to 49.9 in three months. I'm stopping the Zytiga and weening off the prednisone.
Next week I will have an ARV7 blood test and a new baseline bone scan. My MedOnc has referred me to the RadOnc with the expectation of starting Xofigo. I had a CT scan in May that did not show soft tissue mets, but the RadOnc may want to repeat that. If I turn out to be ARV7 Neg, then we may add Xtandi simultaneously.
I've known this would come, but I feel just a tiny bit more mortal this week.
If any of you have stopped Zytiga and found a good way to use unopened bottles of the drug, please let me know. The pharmacy won't take it back, and Johns Hopkins didn't want it. I'm thinking there must be a free clinic or strapped guy who could use it.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Sam and I are going to New York to celebrate a friend's 50th.