• Hi people, how many lines of hormonotherapy treatments exist ? I know there are some, but how many ?

    Asked by Poliana on Friday, October 5, 2012

    Hi people, how many lines of hormonotherapy treatments exist ? I know there are some, but how many ?

    My father was submmited to Lupron and now is being to bicalutamide, my questions are:

    a) Are these two drugs of the same (first) line of treatment or from different lines ?

    b) how many lines of hormonotherapy do exist and what are the main drugs in wich one ?

    c) Is it common bad results with some drug in a line and better in a subsequent ?

    d) I have noticed by others experiences here that in same cases, the patient is having chemo and at the same time it is being treated with hormonotherapy (Like Lupron, for example). Is this real or a misunderstanding ?

    Thanks to everybody and a really nice weeken. Here in te south of Brazil we´ll have a sunny saturday !!!!!

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology/end of life nurse. You can find the answer you seek at chemotherapyadvisor.com. once you register (which is free) look to the right of the home page half way down and you will see a chart of regimens. Click on genitourinary and you will see prostate. Click on that and it will show you all the various regimens. If you want to learn more about the disease and other treatments then on the home page next to the home page tab is a cancer type tab. Again click on that tab then click on genitourinary to prostate. This is a wonderful site for professionals and patients and there is also printable patient information sheets for just about anything. I hope you find it useful. All my patients love it. Good luck, Carm.

      about 4 years ago
    • Marty's Avatar

      My first diagnosis was a psa of 150, local lymph gland involvement and 2 local areas of bone involvement. I am being treated at the University of Chicago. They started me on bicalutamide and then shifted to lupron alone. PSA dropped to 1.8. After 9 months they added bicalutamide back and the psa dropped to 0.8. They said a lot of what they do depends on drug side effects. I have a few hot flashes each day, but seem to be doing ok. I exercise. I also shifted to a vegetarian diet, pomegranite juice, green tea, broccoli, tomatos.
      They said that we were now waiting for the psa to increase. I shouldn't panic when it starts. There are drugs for the next steps, but I didn't ask for details.
      So, I continue to wait. Work, eating in a new way, and preparing to move into a single story house keep me focused, occupied and energized. I try not to spend much time worrying.
      I will go and look at the website that carm included. Blessings, Marty

      about 4 years ago

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