I have metastatic prostate cancer. I did lupron for year, got psa to .09. Took lupron holiday. Psa snow rising (currently 7.5) Testosterone over 900. I got my most recent three-month shot, eight months ago. My psa has been up to 38 before I started Lipton in late August 2016.
One doctor recommending adding zytiga and Prednisone another doc saying how much of a commitment it is to do that. I have coronary artery disease from family genetics. My diet is very healthy, I'm strong, athletic and 52 years old. I get slightly depressed on the lupron.
Are there any studies that show that the combined treatment will give me a longer life than Lipton alone? How much longer? I think a test showed 13 months increased life for non metastatic cancers, so what about metastatic category? Is there combined treatment so much more harsh and travel restrictive, and harder on coronary arteries than just lupron? I'm trying to figure out if the quality of life is much lower with the zytiga than without it and do a cost benefit analysis. Example - live one year longer but the 5-8 years it whatever I have might be a lot lower quality of life if on the zytiga.
I am hoping to live long enough that I can hopefully receive the next big breakthrough treatments from stem cell research.. maybe approximately 7-13 years from now.
Lastly, how do you take zytiga and Prednisone? Sounds like they are pills and not a shot like the lupron is.
Thanks in advance!!