Degarelix for 3 months

//Degarelix for 3 months
Degarelix for 3 months 2016-04-19T17:39:21+00:00

My urologist is recommending Degarelix for 3 months as my 3rd round of hormone rx. I was diagnosed in 1999, only rx is hormone rx and I’m 80. One concern is the different dosages given in the trials. Your opinion?

 

My urologist is recommending Degarelix for 3 months as my 3rd round of hormone rx. I was diagnosed in 1999, only rx is hormone rx and I’m 80. One concern is the different dosages given in the trials. Your opinion?

Degarelix has a reasonable role to play as initial treatment for prostate cancer as it causes a more rapid drop in testosterone. However, I am not aware of any advantages at all to Degarelix in the third round. The only exception would be if Lupron and related drugs were unable to reduce the testosterone sufficiently.
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