intermittent lupron injections? Good Idea? Studies?

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intermittent lupron injections? Good Idea? Studies?

by Malm1313 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM

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Whats the latest on intermittent lupron injections? My husband (53) has had prostectomy, radiation, Tomotherapy and now on Lupron for 1 1/2 yrs. Mets to peri-aortic lymphs. PSA .01 since lupron began. Considering intermittent, but need more input.

Thanks,

Lori

RE: intermittent lupron injections? Good Idea? Studies?

by Thoosier on Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:00 AM

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Man of Lori:

 

That is a very good response to Lupron, and intermittent therapy is possible. The most knowledgeable doctors who have published on intermittent say 12 months at 0.05 or less provides reason for an off therapy period. This off therapy period may be lengthened by using Avodart during the off period. Also other treatments such as vitamin D  (50 ng or more by blood test) pomegranate, Leukine injections Thalidomide or Revlimid ($$$$) may also assist in extending the off period. Regular testing for testosterone, Vit D, psa and DHT and others are recommended at regular intervals. Quarterly testing may be longer than preferred for this regimen. 

RE: intermittent lupron injections? Good Idea? Studies?

by Johnt on Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:00 AM

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You should pick up "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet" by Charles Snuffy Myers. Dr Myers does a good job explaining all the hormonal therapies and what is the most effective. A must read for anyone going through hormonal therapy. You can pick it up at Amazon or Rivanna health publications.

JohnT

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by Suziq150 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi Lori My husband has recurrent prostate cancer following surgery in 2005 and radiation in 2006. He took a ct scan bone scan and mri but has not found the cancer. I was wondering what test your husband did to find the cancer in the nodes ???. He did hormone deprevation for 6 months with the radiation and then again for 9 months. His psa always went down but now off the therapy it is rising very fast. He has been taking leukine injections which seemed to slow the rise. Not sure wht to do next as he does not want to go back on the hormone deprevation. Susan
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