A 35-year-old member asked:
What to do if i'm 69. was misdiagnosed to have prostate cancer and given homones -fosfestrol and bicalutamide- for 3 weeks.?
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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Stop hormone treatm.: Presume there was an elevated PSA followed by prostate biopsy. Was a reliable 12 or 16 core biopsy performed? 2,4 or 6 core biopsy could easily miss a small prostatic cancer. Suggest U consult with an experienced urologic oncologist for second opinion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What are the effects of taking homones fosfestrol and bicalutamide for 3 weeks after being misdiagnosed with prostate cancer?
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Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Fosfosterol a: Synthetic estrogen, and bicalutamide, an androgen receptor blocker are generally not used in standard risk prostate cancer, but usually relapsed or high risk (gleason >/= 7; psa > 20 ng/ml). The drugs are temporary, metabolized and gone. Feminizing effects and blood clot risk short; decreased libido and gynecomastia, depending on duration of use, can be reversed.
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Last updated May 26, 2014
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