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Can Lupron hormones and Casodex 5 mg be taken together?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Question: I am 75 years old and I had Radical Prostatetomy 20 years ago and radiation 12 years ago my PSA Siemens reading is up to 5.1 and my Roche Cobas 6000 is at 7.05. I am thinking of taking Lupron hormones or Casodex 5 mg daily. Can they be taken together? Or should I continue with active surveillance? I have a big concern about the side effects.




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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (6 minutes later)
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Hello dear. It will help you

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Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So post treatment with surgery and radiation therapy, if psa starts rising, then there is no role of surveillance. It has been provrn that in such a case, early introduction of hormonal therapy helps to increase survival with better results.
I will advise you to take lupron therapy. Casodex 50 mg will be required in initial few days, after that casodex can be omitted.
Thanks and regards
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Can Lupron hormones and Casodex 5 mg be taken together?

Brief Answer: Hello dear. It will help you Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So post treatment with surgery and radiation therapy, if psa starts rising, then there is no role of surveillance. It has been provrn that in such a case, early introduction of hormonal therapy helps to increase survival with better results. I will advise you to take lupron therapy. Casodex 50 mg will be required in initial few days, after that casodex can be omitted. Thanks and regards Feel free to ask further