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According to the nci , hormone therapy can be reversed before giving the second shot of degarelix is that true?

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Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

?Reverse action: Degardex is primarily used for treating prostate cancer. The action of this drug is to prevent testosterone production because testosterone stimulates growth of pc. Thus one would not want to reverse therapy to give testosterone. Please discuss thus with the uro-oncologist who administered the first shot.

Answered 2/26/2012

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Dr. Richard Sarle answered

Specializes in Urology

Hormone ablation: The only way to reverse this drug would be to give testosterone ? This is odd...Testosterone is not advised in prostate cancer pts.. Firmagon or dagarelix blocks testosterone for a month and perhaps longer....Within days of the injection testoterone levels are said to be castrate.

Answered 2/27/2012

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