Talking With Your Loved One About Their Cancer
If you’re a caregiver or have a loved one with metastatic prostate cancer, you know how difficult this disease has been for him. You’ve helped your loved one through the ups and downs and have encouraged him to keep fighting. Now you may be wondering what the next steps are.
Talking to His Doctor
Encourage Your Loved One to Talk to His Doctor About ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate)
Your loved one may be reluctant to explore another therapy. His previous therapies may have been challenging. He needs to know about the effectiveness, possible side effects, and expense of any treatments the doctor may recommend.
- Talk with him about the treatments recommended by his doctor, including ZYTIGA®, and which one may be right for him
- Encourage your loved one to schedule an appointment with his oncologist or urologist specifically to ask if ZYTIGA® is right for him
- Provide your loved one with information about ZYTIGA® by showing him the information from this website
When Your Loved One Is Being Treated With ZYTIGA®
You've been with your loved one every step of the way on this journey. You can also help with this step in his treatment.
- Help him stay on his treatment schedule for ZYTIGA® + prednisone
- Learn how he can get treatment support and help manage out-of-pocket expenses (if eligible) through Janssen CarePath
Remember to Take Care of Yourself
Caring for a loved one with metastatic prostate cancer can be challenging, both physically and mentally. Remember to take care of your own needs, too.
- Find help. Don't carry the burden on your own. Schedule time off for yourself
- Visit your doctor regularly. Your health is important, too
- Reach out to other caregivers. They understand what you’re going through and may be able to offer support
- Connect with friends. They may want to help, but don’t know how. Let them know you need them
- Pay attention to your own feelings
- Get tips for navigating your road together from My Prostate Cancer Roadmap.