Casodex

What is Casodex?

Bicalutamide (Casodex, Cosudex, Calutide, Kalumid) is an oral non-steroidal antiandrogen used in the treatment of prostate cancer and hirsutism. It was first launched in 1995 as a combination treatment (with surgical or medical castration) for advanced prostate cancer and subsequently launched as monotherapy for the treatment of earlier stages of the disease.

Bicalutamide is marketed by AstraZeneca and several companies selling generic versions. It can be used as monotherapy or in combination with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist or surgical castration.

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Rise in PSA after prostatectomy
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I had surgery in March 2010, subsequently, my first PSA test in May 2010 was 0.1, the second in...

doctor1 MD

Dear,

You are certainly witnessing an increase in PSA and the possibilities are that you have a residual prostatic tissue, recurrence of the...

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i WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 CANCER. AFTER ORCHIECTOMY, i WAS ON CASODEX FOR 3 MONTHS. BEFORE THE OPERATION MY PSA LEVEL WAS 500 (WITH DUTAS-T...

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Thanks for query .

You have been diagnosed to have stage 4 cancer of the Prostate suggesting that the cancer has spread beyond capsule of the...

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Greetings to YOU doctor, I KNOW a man who HAS PROSTATE cancer,presently. He lives in an over-sea country. His doctor discovered that he has...

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Hi,

I have read your query with diligence.

If I were the treating doctor of this patient, I would start him on Casodex at the earliest and would...

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