Hi there..not sure if this is the right forum or not but I came across this site when I was researching Zytiga. My husband is 54 and was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate ca late 2014. PSA was 22 before surgery. The complicating factor is that he had exposure to debris on 9/11 as he was working in the North tower that day. He has since developed 2 other primary sources of cancer. He had a total thyroidectomy and now has a renal mass. He went off Lupron last March as the Dr. Said he could take a break. In August he returned from vacation and got PE’s. and they also saw an enlarged lymph node in the peri abdominal area for which he recently had targeted radiation. Yesterday we found out that the radiation did not work and now several other lymph nodes are enlarged. Also PSA went from 12 to 33. So the disease is progressing. My question is: what does life on Zytiga and Lupron look like? I know how my husband feels in Lupron (7/10 bad) but adding another ADT?? We are young ppl. 55 and 45. And if I could also ask for some honest advice that would be appreciated. Side note: I am a cardiac nurse that has been in practice for 21 yrs. I work in a cardiac cath lab. I see life and death every day. So, I might be a little jaded but I myself do not sugar coat reality.
Thanks again for the feedback!