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    bassmaster asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Completely clueless

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      carm (Best Answer!)

      Bassmaster,
      The pharmaceutical house that produces Erleada has a coupon where you pay no more than $10.00 a month. If you need this let me know so that i can send you the information.

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      Here is a link to one person that mentioned starting on this drug. If you are looking for a particular drug, or surgery, or type of surgery, just type that word or words, in the search bar in the experience tab. We have a great search engine on the site that can find most anything you need.

      Others that are currently on this will have some information as soon as they see this.

      https://www.whatnext.com/experiences/kenster/prostate-cancer/cancer-is-back-recurred/908510

      about 1 month ago
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      Whitey61

      Erleada (apalutamide) is an androgen receptor inhibitor that binds directly to the ligand-binding domain of the AR. Apalutamide inhibits AR nuclear translocation, inhibits DNA binding, and impedes AR-mediated transcription... George, it is a relatively new drug for non metastatic PC , castration resistant, not alot of data yet on it's effectivity?, You can also have your Oncologist look into getting you the drug directly from the Pharma as part of their patient advocacy program.

      about 1 month ago
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    bassmaster asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Any advice, suggestions?

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      barryboomer

      Don't do a thing differently...You Rock Man.

      2 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      We wish you many more years of feeling good with a little mild "tingling". Let us know if you have specific questions. Lots of people here are ready to help.

      2 months ago
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      carm

      Bassmaster,
      Hello, I am an oncology nurse. Although these are not direct side effects, Erleada can change certain lab values and some elevated results of a CMP can indirectly cause the tingling and the shortness of breath. It may just be that your dose might have to be treated to accommodate these events. Best of luck to you.

      2 months ago
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    bassmaster asked a questionProstate Cancer

    Radiation?

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      mgm48

      Hey, I don't want to be a kill joy or anything, but radiation ain't a walk in the park (I'm nearly done with my course). If my PSA were 1.8 and I were 86, I'd stick with HT. You'll be on HT even if you had radiation assuming your PSA did not go to Zero. I'm on HT even with all the other stuff (radiation included) that we're throwing at the disease.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      about 5 years ago
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      jrh43

      I had advanced prostate cancer and radiation worked for me. Since my prostate had been removed ten yr previously, doc recommended radiation. Wife's oncologist told us that he doesn't understand why urologists are reluctant to prescribe it. According to him he uses it successfully quite often. My PSA is now .02 and expected to go lower.

      about 5 years ago
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      Jake

      I agree with mgm48. I used radiation therapy to address severe pain. It worked remarkably well. Sounds like you are responding quite well to the Hormone Therapy (HT). As you probably have gathered, Radiation is often times used in conjunction with other therapies, such as HT.

      about 5 years ago