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    Metastatic Prostate Cancer
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    An_248627 posted:
    I had treatment (lupron, beam radiation, brachytherapy) 14 years ago and have had no problems until rising PSA detected a year ago (2 to 4.5 to 9.9 over 12 months).

    Continued rise led to bone scan revealing spinal metastasis at L5. I am unclear what treatment is best at this point and waiting recommendations from my urologist (who did the original treatment). I am 70, have been in excellent health, take no medications, compete in marathons and exercise vigorously.

    Has anyone had similar experience? What treatments are you using? Are you seeing urologist? oncologist? both?
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    Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
    You have many options. Are you currently on hormone therapy (Lupron) ? If not, than that is the first step -- androgen deprivation. This is usually achieved through an LHRG agonist (like Lupron) with or without an oral agent such as casodex.

    After that fails, then you have a whole host of options. Given your metastatic disease you are an excellent candidate for Provenge. (roughly a 6 week treatment -- 3 treatments total -- one every 2 weeks).

    After that you and your urologist/medical oncologist can consider chemotherapy (Taxol), Zytiga (oral drug) or Xtandi (new oral drug).

    Best of luck,
    BT
     
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    annierules replied to Basir U Tareen, MD's response:
    Hi Basir,

    Thank you for the information. I have a friend that has similar conditions to An_248627, so the information you provided would be of great help.

    Annie
     
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    annierules replied to annierules's response:
    Hi All,

    My friend let me know that he has recently come across an article relating to HealthTap, a site where doctors and users can exchange answers and questions publicly or privately.

    Here is the link to the article: http://buswk.co/Ulw5fQ .


    Annie
     
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    annierules replied to annierules's response:
    I hope someone finds the above links helpful
     
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    jameshodge responded:
    I'm sure doctors know best but Super Beta Prostate supplement has helped more than a few. All the best deciding what course of action to take and I really commend you for staying in shape.


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