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I am a cancer doctor who treats patients who have prostate cancer.
I have seen many patients who have failed treatment with cryotherapy and their cancers have come back.
where did his cancer return in his body 2 years ago?
with prostate cancer spread to the rib, the best treatment is the lupron shots anti-testosterone therapy which takes away testosterone from the body and freezes any cancer from growing for about 3-10 years
these lupron shots can cause hot flashes and sweats, but these side effects are better than the ones from chemotherapy.
what hormone shots is he getting? leuprolide?
goserilin? zoladex injections?
all of these injections take away testosterone to freeze the prostate cancer and can cause muscle weakness and loss of libido and erections because testosterone is gone
he needs to exercise to keep up his muscle mass.
yes, casodex takes away the 5% of testosterone that the luprolide or xoladex injections doesn't take away
so that 100% of the testosterone is removed from the body.
this is called anti-androgen therapy for patients who have metastatic prostate cancer.
he could get chemotherapy, but the side effects of chemotherapy would be worse.
no, there are no other options to treat metastatic prostate cancer which have been proven to be successful
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