Just watched this video which is 27 minutes long and shows a preference for degarelix (Firmagon) over Lupron www.urotoday.com/212-adt-with-gnrh-antagonists
That led me to a Forum search and this thread.
The only negative as pointed out earlier in this thread seems to be only available at 28 day frequency versus now on 4-month Lupron.
Since we travel every sumemr for 2 months to Calif, that may be a minor issue for me.
That and potentially a bit more pain taking one in ther gut, but thanks to Lupron I now have a lot of gut :}
I guess Dr. Myers switched his patients whose initial PSA>20 or confirmed mets (I inferred this from the video not from Myers' site)
Any second thoughts by those of you who made the switch or were already on Firmagon/degarelix?
LupronJim (maybe Firmagon Jim some day when at least something will be firm:})
65 - DX 64 2/13 PSA 3.68 (6 mo doubling) Gleason 9 (4+5)
T1CN0M1B stage IV w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right PNI
oligometastatic 5 tumors 1 right sacroiliac, 2 on
T4 & T9.
1st Lupron 4 month 3-28-13, 2nd Aug 1
PSA down was 3.68, 0.68 on 08-08-13
PSA 0.12 02-11-14, T<3,freeT<0.048
Prostate shrunk from 50.4 to 31.6
UF & Shands treating w curative intent, not just palliative.
Post Edited (LupronJim) : 3/17/2014 1:46:30 PM (GMT-6)