Sep 18, 2005 - 7:03 pm
My father has advanced prostate cancer with a PSA of 160 with cancer spreading throughout his bones. He is currently on a lot of pain medication and weakening rapidly. His new urologist is recommending orchiectomy even though my father has been getting Lupron injections for 18 months. I asked my father's oncologist and he seemed to think that Lupron does as a good job as possible in shutting down production of testosterone in the body. If so, why is the urologist recommending orchiectomy? Any one else have any thoughts or experience?