Drugs and Treatments

Caution - Testosterone Flare During Transition from Degarelix to Leuprolide

Transitioning from Degarelix to Lupron can cause a dangerous PSA flare that needs to be avoided by adding an anti-androgen drug like Casodex prior to making the transition; not unlike when Lupron is started as an initial treatment.

Bisphosphonate Treatment for Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treated With ADT

The current standard of care for men with non-metastatic prostate cancer who are on hormone therapy (ADT) does not include the use of any of the bisphosphonate drugs.  Some men might benefit by using them at this stage.