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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Lupron Injections For Prostate Cancer

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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.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

Here are some...: Radiation intends to kill cancers but always accompanying its collateral injury to all the tissues projected through. As a result, nature or features of all injured tissues may ensue leading to less ability to function and self-repair. Hence, urinary and/or fecal frequency, bleeding from rectum or bladder, etc. May develop. At times, feeling some tiredness may also happen to few. Generally, rare.

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What will my father do with the side effects from his prostate cancer?

What will my father do with the side effects from his prostate cancer?

Discuss with his Dr.: Your father or you should address this to his urologist, oncologist or radiotherapist. There are many sequelae of prostate cancer, such as pain, and urinary syptoms. All can and should be addressed by his drs.

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Does brachytherapy for prostate cancer have the same side effects as beam radiation?

Does brachytherapy for prostate cancer have the same side effects as beam radiation?

No: Though both types of radiation are delivered to the prostate the brachytherapy has higher levels of radiation that cause more urinary symptoms than external beam. The external beam radiation has greater side effects on the rectum where as a properly performed brachytherapy procedure should have virtually no rectal symptoms.

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I have blood in my urine post 6 weeks scope to bladder for prostate cancer side effects, it happened after sex?

I have blood in my urine post 6 weeks scope to bladder for prostate cancer side effects, it happened after sex?

Possible, but...: Seeing gross hematuria after intercourse under your reported scenario is possible, but bears no alarm as long as voiding comfortably & have no fever. To help undrstand bloody urine in general, view article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. For life reality, view lists of Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left side of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. Best...

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How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??

How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??

Let's discussfurther: The answer to your question is out of scope for this forum. Unfair to answer question in the 400 characters allowed. Treatment is individualized. Happy to review in a consult request. Can review all your particulars. Good luck

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What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

Depends: 1. Confined to prostate - options include surgery, radiation, and radiation seeds/similar. 2. Prostate cancer spread - Lupron (leuprolide) injections, casodex, taxotere are usually initial treatments. Side effects of all these treatments varies. I would suggest a conversation with your oncologist or urologist regarding the recommended treatment and options.

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Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks. Possible side effects: erectile dysfunction and urinary symptoms of frequency, bleeding, or, rarely, incontinence.

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I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?

I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. Is it harmful to masterbate?

No, please enjoy: There is no reason not to masturbate, and healthy to have the urge. Is there any chance you might find or have a partner, that might be better.

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Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Is prostate cancer a side effect of finasteride or I am misinformed?

Think of this: Finastereide did not cause prostate cancer, but some data has stated that if you were taking it, the cancer could be in more agressive form when it develops.

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Is there any side effect of luprodex 11.25 inj. In prostate cancer? What can be other treatment options for prostate cancer?

Is there any side effect of luprodex 11.25 inj. In prostate cancer? What can be other treatment options for prostate cancer?

See below: This medication and others like it are called androgen deprivation therapy, and they work by shutting down testicular production of the male hormone testosterone (aka chemical castration). Common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, loss of sex drive, weight gain, erectile problems, depression, and bone demineralization.

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How well researched is taking TRT causing prostate cancer? What is the likelihood someone could go on TRT for a lifetime and have no serious side efct

How well researched is taking TRT causing prostate cancer? What is the likelihood someone could go on TRT for a lifetime and have no serious side efct

It doesn't: This was exploded over twenty years ago. Earl, there's lots of junk studies in science, but I've examined this and it doesn't hold up in the best work. You could do a study relying on people's memories that would "prove" eating licorice causes your kids to be born with a unibrow. The benefits for most men of replacement therapy seem marginal, but cancer's not one of the dangers.

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I have prostate cancer, had radiation & injections for 2 yrs. Can't get' erected. Any meds to help?

I have prostate cancer, had radiation & injections for 2 yrs. Can't get' erected. Any meds to help?

DON'T GO THIS ALONE: You need to discuss this with your urologist. I can't offer any real help with this forum, so monday morning, you call, or have your doctor call, your urologist, so you can have a thorough discussion. Then, you may be able to reach some appropriate management of your problem. Good luck.

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