The First Step Is a Conversation.
ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) provides another treatment option for men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of their body (metastatic), and is resistant to medical and surgical treatments that lower testosterone (metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer or mCRPC).
Deciding to talk to your doctor about ZYTIGA® is a positive step. To help get the most out of that conversation, prepare for it in advance. Here are some suggestions for making sure your questions are addressed and that you get the information you need about ZYTIGA® and your health.
Print Your Doctor Discussion Guide
It has all the questions listed below — and space for writing notes — to help you have a productive talk with your doctor.
- Prepare your questions ahead of time.
- Don't be afraid to ask for the information you want.
- Bring someone with you to your appointment. They'll help you keep track of the information your doctor gives you.
- Bring a pen and paper so you can take notes.
- Repeat back what your doctor tells you. That way you can be sure you've understood it.
Here are some suggested questions that may be helpful to include in your discussion:
- Is ZYTIGA® the right medication for me?
- How might ZYTIGA® help me?
- What are the possible side effects of this medication?
- How will I be followed during my treatment?
- How do I get ZYTIGA®?
- How do I take ZYTIGA® and prednisone?
- Why do I have to take prednisone with ZYTIGA®?