Transdermal Estrogen Is Good For Hot Flash Mitigation and For Hormone Therapy (ADT)

Yesterday's post about the use of transdermal estrogen patches as an alternative to LHRHa drugs  elicited a question on the Malecare Health Unlocked Advanced Prostate Cancer Online Support Group.  The question raised, or I should say the comment made was that estrogen is used for the purposes of hot flash mitigation and the use of [...]

Comparison Evaluating Bone Mineral Density Changes in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Luteinising Hormone-releasing Hormone Agonists Versus Transdermal Oestradiol

The current standard hormone therapy (ADT) for men with advanced prostate cancer is a class of drugs called Luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonists (LHRHa). These drugs reduce serum oestradiol as well as testosterone, causing bone mineral density (BMD) loss as a side effect of the ADT. Using transdermal (skin patches) oestradiol is a potential alternative to [...]

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and [...]

Xofigo – Designed to be Used with the Best Standard of Care Treatments

Most of the newly approved drugs and treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer are designed and approved to be used independently of other advanced prostate cancer treatments, other than with the continuation of standard androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The newly approved drug, Xofigo, is different. It has been designed to supplement, or actually go [...]

Parenteral Estrogen May Reduce Hormone Agonist Toxicity in Advanced Prostate Cancer

First, I must apologize for having ignored the blog over the last two weeks. I have been intensely focused on the launch of a new project that we at Malecare have been developing. It has managed to take up every available second of my time. At this moment, I am not able to describe much [...]

Understanding & Using Estrogen as Hormone Therapy (ADT)

An alternative to standard hormone therapy (ADT) using luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs like leuprolide (Lupron®, Eligard®), goserelin (Zoladex®), triptorelin (Trelstar®), and histrelin (Vantas®) for men with advanced prostate cancer, but often not used is estradiol (a form of estrogen). When estrogens were first used as a therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer they [...]