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Dad is 68, recently diagnosed with advaced prostate cancer with skeletal bone metastasis. What kind of hormone therapy shall he use?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgical vs medical

There are 2 ways to address this.
Surgical castration with bilateral orchiectomy is a good option with a one time surgery and good relief. Medical castration ie combined androgen blockade is done with Casodex and Lupron (leuprolide) (expensive and need to be given at periodic intervals. Talk to your oncologist and see how your father wishes to proceed. Palliative radiation is a good option for bone pain.

In brief: Surgical vs medical

There are 2 ways to address this.
Surgical castration with bilateral orchiectomy is a good option with a one time surgery and good relief. Medical castration ie combined androgen blockade is done with Casodex and Lupron (leuprolide) (expensive and need to be given at periodic intervals. Talk to your oncologist and see how your father wishes to proceed. Palliative radiation is a good option for bone pain.
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Dr. Natarajan Raman
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple available

There are multiple hormonal and non-hormonal therapies available.
Your dad desperately needs a visit to a urologist and a cancer specialist, and maybe a radiotherapist. Get him in for a visit quickly!

In brief: Multiple available

There are multiple hormonal and non-hormonal therapies available.
Your dad desperately needs a visit to a urologist and a cancer specialist, and maybe a radiotherapist. Get him in for a visit quickly!
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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