Five years ago my husband was diagnosed with this cancer and after prostate removal, chemo and zytiga we are now into the next million dollar drug xtandi a steal at $7,450.00 for 30 pills We are in the process of investigating if our insurance or medicare will cover, so is anyone on this if so how did you get coverage? thanks, midge
No, my friend just got his insurance to pre-approve Zytiga although he is still hormone-sensitive. He believes the reputation of his oncologist had a lot to do with getting the approval. He plans to try docetaxel after that, possibly while he is still hormone sensitive (his oncologist thinks he can get insurance to approve that too). I would also like him to try Provenge now, but he's worried about how far he can push his insurance company with all these expensive off-label drugs. His oncologist wants to wait for Xtandi until after the Zytiga fails.