• Has anyone ever been told that they will be on Eligard for the rest of their life?

    Asked by HotRodTodd on Friday, April 26, 2013

    Has anyone ever been told that they will be on Eligard for the rest of their life?

    A friend who has PC told me he was put on this for life. That seems extreme.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • fusilier's Avatar
      fusilier

      Individuals with Type I diabetes are on insulin for the rest of their lives.
      Individuals with Addison's disease (JFK had this problem = adrenal failure) are on cortisol for the rest of their lives.
      Individuals with hypothyroidism are on Synthroid for the rest of their lives.

      How is taking needed medication "extreme?"

      fusilier
      James 2:24

      over 4 years ago
    • ROBERT's Avatar
      ROBERT

      here is the situation a person is faced with. After treating a tumor if a doctor or surgeon is unsure whether or not they got all the cancer cells in the body the usual treatment is to go on hormone treatments because most cancer cells will not multiply. As long as your psa is undetectable you assuume the eligard is working. If you discontinue the eligard the cancer cells can once again multiply to cause tumors in different parts of your body which is the risk you are taking. stopping the eligard is a decisson you must make with your doctor based on any side effects you are hoving balancing against the risk of the cancer returning. Not an easy choice but most would choose to continue the eligard.

      over 4 years ago

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