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    bisoux wrote on Athenae's wall

    I still remember that time of initial diagnosis -- VIVIDLY -- and I feel for you right now. That was two and a half years ago and we are still on the journey. This is a good place to be to get support and information, so ask questions.

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    bisoux wrote on littleboobear7's wall

    My husband was diagnosed over two years ago with Stage 4 prostate cancer that had moved into the bones. The awful doctor who diagnosed him told us to get his affairs in order. The worst day of our lives.

    He had a year of treatments that didn't work and he was in excruciating pain. He was on morphine and needed a wheelchair to get around. He had five days of spot radiation to some of the bone mets and the radiation presented its own awful side effects and put him in the hospital for a week. The prognosis was not good but at least the radiation took away the bone pain.

    Then Zytiga was approved for patients who had not yet had chemo and he started on the Zytiga in March of 2013. Within 5 days he was doing much better. His next visit to the oncologist showed that his PSA was dropping, and it continued to drop. We are now 15 months after starting Zytiga and he is still doing extremely well (there are side effects, of course, but they are tolerable). The last bone scan showed that the cancer in the bones has started disappearing and the bone is filling in those places with calcium. I don't understand much of that but the doctor said it was a good thing.

    We are not sure how long the Zytiga will work its magic but we understand that if and when it fails, there are other drugs in the pipeline to try.

    So never give up! Keep fighting. Everyone is different and don't let anyone try to give you a life expectancy.

    You are all in our thoughts,
    Marilyn

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