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Which way to go on advanced cancer prostate add testosterone therapy or testosterone reduction. With all side effects?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Decrease testosteron

In prostate cancer, testosterone should be decreased to the castration level.

In brief: Decrease testosteron

In prostate cancer, testosterone should be decreased to the castration level.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Reduce testerone

Advanced prostate cancer treatment is based on reducing testerone level by orrchiectomy or by drugs.
The first drugs to use are the luteinizing hormones which block the pituitary gland in the brain. We can add other drugs which block the receptors in the testicles, tumors and adrenal glands at various stages of the disease. There are many new advances in the prostate cancer treatment. Be hopef.

In brief: Reduce testerone

Advanced prostate cancer treatment is based on reducing testerone level by orrchiectomy or by drugs.
The first drugs to use are the luteinizing hormones which block the pituitary gland in the brain. We can add other drugs which block the receptors in the testicles, tumors and adrenal glands at various stages of the disease. There are many new advances in the prostate cancer treatment. Be hopef.
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Testosterone inhibit

Ion is a must with prostate cancer.

In brief: Testosterone inhibit

Ion is a must with prostate cancer.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adding testosterone

To prostate cancer is like adding gasoline to a fire.
Nl. And cancerous prostate cels have prostate receptors. Mild defanging can be done with Finasteride or dutaasteride. The "turn off" swith in hyp/pituitary: goseralin and leuprolide (libido, erecton hot flash); receptor blockers: Bicalutamide - gynecomastia in higher dose. Used for mets/high risk, int. Risk.

In brief: Adding testosterone

To prostate cancer is like adding gasoline to a fire.
Nl. And cancerous prostate cels have prostate receptors. Mild defanging can be done with Finasteride or dutaasteride. The "turn off" swith in hyp/pituitary: goseralin and leuprolide (libido, erecton hot flash); receptor blockers: Bicalutamide - gynecomastia in higher dose. Used for mets/high risk, int. Risk.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reduce

Advanced prostate cancer is treated initially by removing testosterone from the system. Never by adding it.
Eventually patients can become resistant to this therapy and other treatments are added. But we never add testosterone.

In brief: Reduce

Advanced prostate cancer is treated initially by removing testosterone from the system. Never by adding it.
Eventually patients can become resistant to this therapy and other treatments are added. But we never add testosterone.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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