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Can you take Depo-Provera lupron for prostate cancer while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you take Depo-Provera lupron for prostate cancer while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: There is not an interaction between these drugs. One must be careful with the injection of leuprolide when one is on blood thinners to make certain no bleeding occurs. Eligard is a form of leuprolide given sq rather than im which may lessen bleeding risks at administration. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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63 prostate cancer on lupron (leuprolide) and now cancer in lymphnode in chest would t cell shot help and can I do chemo and radiation together at same time?

63 prostate cancer on lupron (leuprolide) and now cancer in lymphnode in chest would t cell shot help and can I do chemo and radiation together at same time?

Need more info: Is the lymph node in the chest related to the prostate cancer? How is the psa? Anything else positive on the bone scan/ct scan ? Options one can get once the cancer progresses on lupron- including- Provenge vaccines; other androgen blocker, chemotherapy, zytiga, (abiraterone acetate) . Radiation will prob not needed for lymph gland in the chest and better not to do it at the same time as chemo. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Is lupron (leuprolide) the last resort for prostate cancer?

Is lupron (leuprolide) the last resort for prostate cancer?

Not necessarily: Leuprolide is a common form of lhrh agonist which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It reduces the hormone testosterone to low levels, killing much but not all of a patient's cancer. It is used in intermediate and high risk cases along with radiation for curative treatment. It is also used in men with more advanced disease. It depends on the situation but it is an effective tool. ...Read more

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Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.

Does Lupron (leuprolide) for treatment of prostate cancer, also stop the formation of seminal liquid.

Slightly Possible: The vast majority of Lupron (leuprolide) users have no reported decrease in seminal fluid. Those that do report a decrease were mostly >60 yrs old. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide) ,i get hot flashe?

What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide) ,i get hot flashe?

Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron (leuprolide) is stopping your prostate cancer from being active. Lupron (leuprolide) in addition to radiation has been shown to work better than radiation alone for some patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Do the leupron shots that are started before radiation therapy really help the cancer cells (prostate )shrink at all? What is the data with this?

Do the leupron shots that are started before radiation therapy really help the cancer cells (prostate )shrink at all? What is the data with this?

Sort of: Lupron (leuprolide) injections do help shrink prostate overall size if given prior to radiotherapy. I think this is a general prostate effect, not just a specific tumor cell effect. It does help minimize side effects related to radiotherapy by shrinking the overall target volume, allowing less tissue to be irradiated. ...Read more

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I am 92 have prostate cancer, high blood pressure and problems with blood clots. I take eligard, (leuprolide) nefridene for bo. Can i take blk cohosh for flashes?

I am 92 have prostate cancer, high blood pressure and problems with blood clots. I take eligard, (leuprolide) nefridene  for bo. Can i take blk cohosh for flashes?

Here are...: Probably not although cohosh has been used for female menopause-related hot flash. If being reasonably coping with it well, i don't advise using it. As to using eligard, (leuprolide) i wouldn't comment on its use due to unclear intended goal for its current use. As to nefridene, i assumed you meant nefidipine? More detail, ask and talk with your doc timely; online for such is inadequate for your present need. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Not aware of any: Generally, stopping Lupron (leuprolide) just allows the whole hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to start getting back to normal, with gradual increases in both testosterone and estrogen as the Lupron (leuprolide) wears off. In some people who have been on multiple courses of lupron, (leuprolide) or have been on it for a long time, there may not be recovery, and the low testosterone and estrogen may be permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Leuprolide Acetate (Definition)

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Lupron (Definition)

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