Apr 06, 2012 - 1:45 am
Hi everyone. I am very happy I found this great forum! My father (76 yrs) was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage 4 with metastasis to a distant lymp node. The only treatment he can get is hormone therapy. We saw two very good doctors and they had different opinions on the type of ht to use.
1. The first doctor suggested Lupron injections every six months and casodex (50 mg) once daily. He also suggested having 4 sessions of breast radiotion to avoid their enlargement.
2. The second one said that the combination does not have an advantage and that only lupron would be fine until the psa starts rising again. Then he would use casodex. He also insisted that the radiation for the breasts is not needed for now and can be done only if a problem arises.
Which of the two do you think is better? I would greatly appreciate your feedback as we have to decide asap.