This is a new webpage added at www.hrpca.org/degarelix.htm
this(hormone therapy drug)not the same as an LHRH but is a (GnRH) vs. Lupron (LHRH) and others. It has benefits over the others and might be found useful in 2nd line therapy on PCa, which would be something Lupron and others are not associated with. It drops overall 'T' levels faster and better than the others and without supposedly the risk of PCa flare (up) during the drug taking its effect, which the others do have flare associated with them as a risk factor.
CHECK THIS OUT from the link:
Degarelix 90% DECREASE in median testostorone in 3 days (vs.)
Lupron 65% INCREASE in median testostorone in 3 days
Anyone need to fuel PCa with 'T' level increases? The flare risk association reflected here?
It would be great to see if someone herein got a response using it as second line therapy, in other words if one was failing on Lupron or Zoladex maybe even compared to casodex or flutamides or even others failing to control psa. This is yet to be proven out, but article mentions possibilities of such. We should know before long from some patients, that would be trying it as second line. Would like to hear from patients using it as primary similar ly to like an LHRH for testimonials and interest for others to consider asking their doc for it over the other LHRH drugs. Approved by FDA earlier this year.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)
Post Edited (zufus) : 7/16/2010 1:57:40 PM (GMT-6)