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My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?

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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Many options

Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity.
He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family? He should test for the brca gene mutation ( www.Myriad.Com ).

In brief: Many options

Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity.
He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family? He should test for the brca gene mutation ( www.Myriad.Com ).
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

Talk to your husbands doctor about the suitability of ytiga and ketoconazole therapy.

In brief: Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

Talk to your husbands doctor about the suitability of ytiga and ketoconazole therapy.
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Dr. Natarajan Raman
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Many options

This is an exciting time for hormone refractory prostate cancer.
There is fda approved vaccine (dendreon), chemotherapy, many potential clinical trials. He is young and seems to have aggressive disease. Bone health is very important for him to prevent skeletal related events. Have him evaluated at an advanced prostate cancer center that has options to treat on clinical trials.

In brief: Many options

This is an exciting time for hormone refractory prostate cancer.
There is fda approved vaccine (dendreon), chemotherapy, many potential clinical trials. He is young and seems to have aggressive disease. Bone health is very important for him to prevent skeletal related events. Have him evaluated at an advanced prostate cancer center that has options to treat on clinical trials.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Different options

There are many options available nowadays for metastatic prostate cancer besides the good old androgen blocker medication.
Among of them include- chemotherapy - like taxotere, jevtana-other oral meds- like zytiga (abiraterone acetate) (abiraterone), xtandi, Provenge vaccine- all optional and available for your husband. Some other therapies including radioimmunotherapy /nuclear medicine are also in the pipeline.

In brief: Different options

There are many options available nowadays for metastatic prostate cancer besides the good old androgen blocker medication.
Among of them include- chemotherapy - like taxotere, jevtana-other oral meds- like zytiga (abiraterone acetate) (abiraterone), xtandi, Provenge vaccine- all optional and available for your husband. Some other therapies including radioimmunotherapy /nuclear medicine are also in the pipeline.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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