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Oncologist recommends zoladex (goserelin) to be injected, given the side effects, is it worth it?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This assumes the reasons for advising the medicine are valid.
With that in mind the answer is yes, overwhelmingly. Also, there are no "side effects" to zoladex (goserelin), (goserelin) only "effects". The goal of zoladex (goserelin) is to lower testosterone levels. Low levels result in a predictable set of issues over time. Side effects (unexpected problems) do not happen w/ zoladex (goserelin). Only the expected!

In brief: Yes

This assumes the reasons for advising the medicine are valid.
With that in mind the answer is yes, overwhelmingly. Also, there are no "side effects" to zoladex (goserelin), (goserelin) only "effects". The goal of zoladex (goserelin) is to lower testosterone levels. Low levels result in a predictable set of issues over time. Side effects (unexpected problems) do not happen w/ zoladex (goserelin). Only the expected!
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably yes

Zoladex (goserelin) is used to treat breast and prostate cancer.
It modifies hormone receptors on cancer cells so hormones can't make the cancer grow. Side effects include hot flashes, bone pain, headache, reduced sexual desire, weight gain and memory loss. Some of these lessen with time. Remember, this is to treat cancer. You can always start the medication and stop if it's too hard for you!

In brief: Probably yes

Zoladex (goserelin) is used to treat breast and prostate cancer.
It modifies hormone receptors on cancer cells so hormones can't make the cancer grow. Side effects include hot flashes, bone pain, headache, reduced sexual desire, weight gain and memory loss. Some of these lessen with time. Remember, this is to treat cancer. You can always start the medication and stop if it's too hard for you!
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Androgen

Deprivation therapy is indicated for intermediate (gl =7, psa 10-20) and high risk (gl =/> 8/10; psa >20)prosca.
It is not curative. Seems most effective in gl 7. It prolongs time to psa rise, and a very small group may survive a little longer after 8-10 yrs. The older you are; the more risks, the fewer benefits. The longer the duration, imotence/libido may be permanent.

In brief: Androgen

Deprivation therapy is indicated for intermediate (gl =7, psa 10-20) and high risk (gl =/> 8/10; psa >20)prosca.
It is not curative. Seems most effective in gl 7. It prolongs time to psa rise, and a very small group may survive a little longer after 8-10 yrs. The older you are; the more risks, the fewer benefits. The longer the duration, imotence/libido may be permanent.
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