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    eedoyle posted an update

    Hi, I'm on Zytiga for prostate cancer. I'm into my third month of using it. As for now it seems to be doing what it suppose to do. Lower my PSA, my last reading was 56 PSA which is good compared to what it was 3 months ago, it was over 500 PSA. But going into my 2nd month I notice that my feet and legs swell up and it's becoming annoying and starting to hurt. My doctor gave me Furosemide 20mg, to help with the swelling. But its not working. Is there anything else that I can do to keep the swelling down, such losing weight, my current weight is 220lbs, I think that when I was a lil lighter this wasn't a problem. And also what other problems will I have over the long term with the swelling in my feet and legs? Could it become life threatening?

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      KarenG_WN

      Hi, these are good questions that you may want to either ask in our Questions section (click on Questions in the purple bar above) or you could reach out to fellow prostate cancer fighters, such as @MichaelV @Ross @WizardOfWesley or @mgm48. Please let us know how we can help!

      about 6 years ago
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      KarenG_WN

      PS - here is a link to a few conversations about Zytiga on WhatNext: https://www.whatnext.com/questions?utf8=✓&question_query=zytiga

      about 6 years ago
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      cellmem

      I have failed taxotere and am starting zytiga next week.Thanks for your insight.I hope I don't face weight gain.Mark

      about 6 years ago
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    eedoyle posted an update

    is there any one out there who has prostate cancer that has metastasis to the bone and is living with chronic bone pain?

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      tspoon

      My husband was diagnosed march '11 with 1913. Bone pain yes, doing chem now coming up to round 3. He gets so tired of hurting, with drugs it just dulls it. Radiation no help.

      about 6 years ago
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    eedoyle posted an update

    I’m taking the drug Zitiga, is there anyone else using this drug? And what are you results from using it?