My husband was diagnosed w/ T1 stage prostate cancer. Doctor has prescribed Bicalutamide, 50 mg. now after...
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My husband was diagnosed w/ T1 stage prostate cancer. Doctor has prescribed Bicalutamide, 50 mg. now after trying other meds. I looked up side effects of this medicine and it states, " Can cause soreness, tenderness, swelling of nipples. After 3 months of taking this drug, his breasts as well as nipples are swollen and really sore. He stopped this drug. Has anyone else had this problem?View Thread
I saw a urologist for urinary incontinence after my prostate surgery and he told me about a rubber sleeve ?...
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I saw a urologist for urinary incontinence after my prostate surgery and he told me about a rubber sleeve ? that will help me sphincter muscle . I still do kagal exercise but it hasn't helped that much. Is it true there are other procedures to help with the incontinence situation?View Thread
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer inhibits the production of male sex hormones (androgens), blocks androgen action, or both. This type of therapy can slow prostate cancer cell growth, which is stimulated by androgens. It is also called androgen suppression therapy or androgen deprivation therapy.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is used in conjunction with radiation therapy in men who have early-stage disease that has a high risk of recurrence or who have advanced, recurrent, or metastatic disease. It is also used in men who are found to have prostate cancer cells in lymph nodes that are removed during radical prostatectomy.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can involve the use of drugs, surgery, or female sex hormones (estrogens).
Treatments that reduce androgen production by the testicles are the most commonly used hormone therapies for prostate cancer. These include:
Orchiectomy, a surgical procedure to remove one or both testicles
Drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, which prevent the secretion of a hormone called luteinizing hormone.
Drugs called LHRH antagonists, which are another form of medical castration
side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer
I am 3 months into my cancer journey. I am 55 and have a diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer and started with a Gleason 10. I am looking to talk to guys with a similar diagnosis so I know what to expect over the next 2 years, good, bad and the ugly.View Thread
hai dear all, my father age is 67years, his recent PSA value is 9.34. doctors suggested for a biopsy on this...
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hai dear all, my father age is 67years, his recent PSA value is 9.34. doctors suggested for a biopsy on this Saturday. is it necessary and how painful it is? i need help to take decission. thanks. srikanth.View Thread
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