Zytiga's Use Expanded for Advanced Prostate Cancer

This news article has expired. Below you will find a short description about the news article and comments that were left by CancerCompass users.

Decreases body's production of testosterone

 

2 Comments

Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:57 PM

If the prostate cancer has become castration resistant, how does Zytiga help? Isn't castration resistance (the ability of the cancer to grow in the absence of testosterone) just that? Zytiga, the article states lowers testosterone but then so do all the other drugs and if the cancer can grow in the absence of testosterone where is the advantage coming from?

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:49 PM

Good point Viking, I have Prostate cancer which has metastasized in my bone - called boney metastisis and I have had Tak700 trials 2 years ago, chemotherapy with Doxetaxel last year and radiation to help with hot spots around the C2 and T5-7 also sacrum, however cancer is still there.  I have just started 6 weeks ago on Salvestrol Platinum 4 tabs a day, however I cannot tell yet what is may or may not be doing to help.  My pain levels are now so high I am on slow and quick release Morphine 24/7.  Does anyone out there have a solution to my problems -

You must be logged in to post comments.

We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.