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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Next was Jevtana. No mouth sores, my hair is coming back in, more tired. After 6 treatments my psa dropped twice quite a bit. After the 7th treatment the psa went almost back to the high point. I am very disappointed. No treatments seems to work.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Started with Taxotere. Serious mouth sores, changes in my vein appearance, loss of hair, and after 5 treatments the psa kept going up, So did a scan. Some tumors were growing and some were shrinking. So we topped this and tried something else.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Xtandi): Xtandi didn't do a thing. Psa kept rising. So we ended it and started chemo.

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    Anyone using Jevtana? How did it go?

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      Nearly the same as Taxotere. My reactions are really quite modest. Have had 4 cycles of Cabazitaxel and have had good drops in PSA so far. Only issue I'm dealing with is lowered red blood cells and hemoglobin so I'm going to have a transfusion in the near future, maybe as early as next Thursday. Depends on the blood tests. While on Cabazitaxel, they give me a few extra pre meds and a Neulasta shot the day after chemo. I have had a reaction to the Neulasta shot that starts about 24 hours after the shot and lasts about 36 hours. Joint pain, achy back and stuff Tylenol and pain meds help and I try to get a little extra sleep - it goes away pretty quick.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 2 years ago
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      Just had cycle 5 of Jevtana and a blood transfusion last Thursday. Transfusion was for low Hgb caused by chemo. Did not have as serious low Hgb on Taxotere. Otherwise side effects have been the same except I'm keeping my hair this time.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 2 years ago
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