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dad is 68, recently diagnosed with advaced prostate cancer with skeletal bone metastasis. what kind of hormone therapy shall he use?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Multiple available: There are multiple hormonal and non-hormonal therapies available. Your dad desperately needs a visit to a urologist and a cancer specialist, and maybe a radiotherapist. Get him in for a visit quickly!
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Surgical vs medical: There are 2 ways to address this. Surgical castration with bilateral orchiectomy is a good option with a one time surgery and good relief. Medical castration ie combined androgen blockade is done with Casodex and Lupron (leuprolide) (expensive and need to be given at periodic intervals. Talk to your oncologist and see how your father wishes to proceed. Palliative radiation is a good option for bone pain.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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