Posted 6/1/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)
"Casodex" might give a response and help, you would have to try it and see. Same thing can happen on casodex and in some bizarre cases casodex actually could feed PCa in some refractive patients at a given time in therapies. The Uro-docs don't use all the possible drugs in PCa arsenal, but a PCa onco-docs can and do, and knows many alternatives for you to try.
If you no longer get control by using Lupron and/or casodex then you should consider looking at many alternative drugs that can work (how long is always the question).
Ketoconazole, estradiol patches, DES, emcyt are some that are much less costly, different or less side effects and some of these cause direct apoptosis to PCa cells (always a plus).
There are actually scores of drugs used in the battle field on PCa, some combined too. Some you never heard of, but they are out there. At this point a patient should dump the uro-doc (if you are seeing one) and find an oncologist, whom is the correct specialist to see at this juncture.
Best to you 'keep your eyes on the road and hands upon the wheel' (as Jim Morrison would have said in Road House Blues)