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  1. Incontinence Setbacks?
    ... oncologist suggested another drug, and I'm guessing it was Casodex , or if not, flutamide. Personally, I'm convinced ... Lupron or their equivalent; an antiandrogen such as Casodex preferably or flutamide; and Avodart or finasteride ... contributing the lion's share. My impression is that Casodex doesn't add much beyond what Zoladex is already doing...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. Prostate cancer treatment with hormone shots.
    ... medication, I think adding an "antiandrogen" such as Casodex (not cheap!, but often well covered by insurance)...

  2. Worried about psa reading
    ... or Zoladex had an "antiandrogen" class of drug like Casodex or flutamide in support. Other Canadians, particularly ... or a different class of drug - an antiandrogen like Casodex ) or two drug blockade (the LHRH agonist plus an antiandroge ... meaning off the heavy duty drugs like Lupron and Casodex , the side effects disappear after a few months for...

  3. contained within the prostate?
    ... much hoping for the better ! My husband is taking Casodex and Luperon for the hormone therapy. I do believe...
    ... time to know if the hormonal therapy with Lupron and Casodex on top of radiation has worked well. That hormonal ... possibly your doctor passed it on, though his use of both Casodex and Lupron makes me think he is probably more knowledgeable ... another form (most likely substitute a similar drug for Casodex ); if that fails, I can go to "second line" hormonal ... true starting point. "... My husband is taking Casodex and Luperon for the hormone therapy. I do believe...

  4. Hormone Therapy:
    ... questions when I was told that I would be coming off Casodex and Eligard injections in November of this year. I ... of injections of Eligard every 6 months plus 50mg. Casodex tablet every day. I have had 6 PSA tests repeated ... been told by my uro he is planning to take me off of Casodex in May when I go for my next injection. Is this normal ... I personally think two would be better, including Casodex , or even three, adding finasteride or Avodart. ... control that is just as good. If not, he could start the Casodex again and almost certainly get the same response....

  5. I'm still here - busy researching proposals
    ... period by ceasing the thalidomide and switching to Casodex , continuing finasteride (and Boniva) throughout, with ... intermittent blockade I was on full therapy (Lupron, 50 mg Casodex , 2 X 5 mg finasteride) for 19 months and off therapy ... finished the thalidomide prescription and switched to Casodex about a week ago. Over the two cycles since starting...

  6. combining an antiandrogen drug with an LHRH-agonist?
    ... suggested the nilutamide. The doctor agreed, but opted for Casodex instead which is a bicalutamide instead of a nilutamide...
    ... suggested the nilutamide. The doctor agreed, but opted for Casodex instead which is a bicalutamide instead of a nilutamide ... side affects. [COLOR="DarkGreen"]Hi modena35 Casodex is the second drug in the triple hormonal blockade ... useful as an alternative if the cancer mutates and the Casodex is no longer effective, though typically that switch ... block testosterone produced by the testicles; the Casodex class of drugs blocks the androgen receptor from receiving ... read. None of this is chemotherapy, and adding Casodex and Avodart or finasteride will not add appreciably...
    ... My PSA was leveling off at .6 on just Lupron and Casodex back in my first year of treatment in 2000 at about...

  7. second line treatments for advanced metastatic p ca
    ... cell, which then fuels the cancer. :( The drug Casodex or alternately flutamide will block most of the docking ... Lupron (or Zoladex, or "LHRH-agonist" equivalent) plus Casodex (150 mg often recommended for men with metastases...

  8. RP was wrong decision?
    ... cumstances like yours) plus an antiandrogen drug (typically Casodex - most desirable, but also sometimes flutamide instead...

  9. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... antiandrogen drug. Very common with an antiandrogen (like Casodex or flutamide) used alone. - Mental/Emotional changes...
    ... plus pills that deliver an "anti-androgen" drug ( Casodex , 50 mg for me) and a "5-alpha reductase inhibitor...

  10. interpret post op psa #'s ?
    ... testosterone. The second drug is the antiandrogen, usually Casodex (newer, more effective, fewer problems, more expensive...

  11. what questions to ask? also general info - 88yr old w/ spinal metastasis
    ... the patient to take an "antiandrogen" drug, usually Casodex or flutamide, for at least a week or two before starting ... probably be mild and quite tolerable, especially with Casodex . (Liver function monitoring is needed with antiandrogens ... additional negative side effects from adding finasteride or Casodex . It's possible the antiandrogen, perhaps with the...

  12. Gleason 9
    ... Using an antiandrogen, typically either the drug Casodex or the drug flutamide, for a week (or more likely...
    ... area before. Our first course of action is the drug Casodex ($500.00/round). This helps to start fighting the ... to have June 9th) that helps to shrink the cancer. Casodex tells his brain that his body has too much testosterone ... feeds on testosterone). If Lupron is given without Casodex first, it can cause this flare to make his body create...
    ... husband's best bet for this. About the Lupron and Casodex , both of which I've been on and off for eight years ... testosterone so that it shuts down production. The Casodex acts mainly to block the "androgen receptors" for ... simplified view). Monitoring the liver when you're on Casodex is very important so that you can cope with a serious ... medications that may enable him to continue with the Casodex , or continue after suspending until his system gets ... well established, it is reversible by stopping the Casodex or with Ursodial in some cases, as I understand it ... as a layman. If Casodex just isn't tolerable, there are similar therapies ... that don't have the same problem. Using Casodex and following shortly with Lupron now seems a wise ... so well to triple hormonal blockade (Lupron, 50 mg Casodex , Proscar - now available generically as finasteride...
    ... for a long time as it's clear I do just fine with Casodex . Also, can you explain a little more about Avodart ... Even after hormonal blockade with Lupron and Casodex , there is still some testosterone remaining, and that...

  13. Washington DC Area Cancer Centers
    ... got a little confused that my uro started me back on casodex (sp) right after we got the 0.9 psa, so I am not sure ... drop from 0.9 to 0.1 would have happened with out casodex or not? Anyone has any idea why he took that approach...
    ... got a little confused that my uro started me back on casodex (sp) right after we got the 0.9 psa, so I am not sure ... drop from 0.9 to 0.1 would have happened with out casodex or not? [COLOR="darkgreen"]PSA might have dropped ... to .1 without the Casodex, but to me adding Casodex makes a lot of sense. Anyone has any idea why he ... normal testosterone production has been shut down. Casodex blocks the effect of most of the testosterone that ... how you would respond to just the shot before adding Casodex . About a month ago, I had a Total Body PET CT Scan...

  14. Hoping for some information or answer to question please
    ... unless counteracted with a drug like flutamide or Casodex , known as antiandrogens, which block the androgen...

  15. Help, Do we need second opinion?!!
    ... Gleason score: 4 + 3 =7 1 node Started 10 days casodex then start hormone shots That is all the doctor...
    ... I especially am impressed that he is using both Casodex and the hormone shots. That said, medical oncologists ... blockade therapy. I'm convinced that keeping up the Casodex along with the shots is highly desirable for most...

  16. Whats the next step
    ... the LHRH-agonist drug. An "antiandrogen" drug like Casodex , flutamide or nilutamide is needed to help block the...

  17. Prostate Cancer at age 54.....
    ... of injections of Eligard every 6 months plus 50mg. Casodex tablet every day. I have had 6 PSA tests repeated ... been told by my uro he is planning to take me off of Casodex in May when I go for my next injection. Is this normal...
    ... of injections of Eligard every 6 months plus 50mg. Casodex tablet every day. I have had 6 PSA tests repeated ... been told by my uro he is planning to take me off of Casodex in May when I go for my next injection. Is this normal ... I personally think two would be better, including Casodex , or even three, adding finasteride or Avodart. ... that is just as good. If not, he could start the Casodex again and almost certainly get the same response....
    ... a little apprehensive about being taken off of the Casodex when all seems to be working so well....
    ... meds now. Has anyone had experience with stopping Casodex and Eligard injections at the same time?? [COLOR ... Lupron, equivalent to Eligard, and then timed stopping Casodex for when the effect of Lupron was due to be mainly...

  18. prostate cancer after prostatectomy
    ... an LHRH-agonist type drug. The drug of choice is Casodex , one I have been on, in combination with other drugs ... eight hours, I believe, instead of once daily for Casodex , and it has a more intrusive side effect profile, ... collection is that you can consume alcoholic beverages with Casodex but not with flutamide. (Two glasses of red wine...

  19. Hormonal blockade off-period (holiday) in need of help: thalidomide
    ... round of triple hormonal blockade (for me, Lupron, Casodex , and finasteride) and continuing just on finasteride...
    ... prolong my period off the heavy duty drugs Lupron and Casodex that I take when on full therapy in my intermittent...

  20. Prostate Cancer $$$: retired/401K/SS/ins./... USA
    ... a Lupron shot every three to four months, take one Casodex pill daily, take two finasteride (generic) pills daily ... , and take one Boniva caplet monthly. My Casodex pills cost me $35 for a 90 day supply whether I take ... ..$5,408..............$192...........$5,500.00 Casodex ............90.............$959.84..............$35 ... for two sessions totalling 50 months. I've been on Casodex for about 48 months, and on finasteride for 41 months ... overlapping Lupron and Casodex and another 46 months up to the eight year point, ... months, enabling me to avoid six months of Lupron and Casodex costs, but I don't have those cost figures and such ... either. Ideally, I would have been on Lupron, Casodex , finasteride, and a bisphosphonate for 50 months, ... 1,375 per month X 50 months)...........$68,750 Casodex ($994.84/3=$331.61 per month X 50 months)......$16...

  21. Going off Lupron??
    ... an antiandrogen drug (flutamide at the time, later Casodex ) with an LHRH-agonist drug (either Lupron or Zoladex...

  22. Hormone Therapy (Chemical Castration) Side Effects...
    ... the reason many of us take "antiandrogen" drugs like Casodex , flutamide, or Nilutamide, with other options outside...
    ... for over 11 years. He takes Lupron injections and Casodex and his psa has remained less than 0 since therapy...
    ... for over 11 years. He takes Lupron injections and Casodex and his psa has remained less than 0 since therapy...
    ... for over 11 years. He takes Lupron injections and Casodex and his psa has remained less than 0 since therapy...

  23. when it comes back
    ... adding Proscar (now generic finasteride) to Lupron and Casodex , telling me to throw out the rest of my prescription...

  24. Newbie - Father diagnosed w/ PC
    ... combination of drugs known as an antiandrogen (typically Casodex ) plus either the generic Proscar known as finasteride...
    ... treatments).. also 2 years of hormonal blockade with casodex for one year.... now looking at jim's case i think...

  25. when are hormone shots necessary in the treatment of prostate cancer
    ... Some therapies just use antiandrogen drugs, like Casodex or flutamide, perhaps with either finasteride or Avodart ... the triple hormonal blockade version with Lupron, Casodex and finasteride, with Fosamax or Boniva in support...

  26. Prognosis day 8th anniversary (12/27/2000)
    ... on therapy," meaning on the combination of Lupron, Casodex and finasteride (with Boniva for bone density), and ... when I am "off therapy," meaning off the Lupron and Casodex . The blood tests always cover PSA and usually the...

  27. recurrence after rp-
    ... lupron (hormone treatement ) iam also taking calutide( casodex 50 mg) for last 12 months -- i had a psa of 55 at ... cycle, then once cycle of blockade with Lupron and Casodex plus the 5-ARI drug continuously for maintenance) ... doubles the "off-therapy" (that is, off the Lupron and Casodex ) period. :) I have not had surgery, radiation or ... on intermittent triple hormonal blockade (Lupron, Casodex and finasteride, plus Fosamax until a year ago when...
    ... I was on mostly triple blockade (Lupron, adding Casodex , later adding Proscar) for 31 months, achieving a ... therapy in addition to drugs like Lupron/Zoladex and Casodex /flutamide. I had the good fortune to be at a national...

  28. My story: challenging case treated only with intermittent hormonal blockade
    ... shrink the prostate, the radiation doctor had added Casodex to the Lupron I had been on since two weeks after...

  29. How long does he have?
    ... by a shot or implant; an "anti-androgen" (usually Casodex , which is expensive but covered very well by good ... but much less expensive) given as a small pill(s) ( Casodex ) or timed pills (flutamide); and finally a "5-alpha...

  30. Post Op Watchful Waiting
    ... many years with androgen deprivation drugs such as Casodex , Zoladex,etc. The newest and apparently most effective...

  31. clinical trials
    ... evolved from single (Lupron) to double (Lupron plus Casodex ) to triple (Lupron and Casodex plus Proscar (finasteride...

  32. How high can it go...the PSA?
    ... for a good result with hormonal blockade by using Casodex or flutamide (or other less frequently used drugs...
    ... not been on an "anti-androgen" class drug (typically Casodex or flutamide in the US) then his adrenal glands are...
    ... "feeding" the cancer despite my orchiectomy. Oral Casodex is mentioned as being usually well-tolerated. Based...
    ... "feeding" the cancer despite my orchiectomy. Oral Casodex is mentioned as being usually well-tolerated. Based...

  33. My dad
    ... years and eventually lost his battle. He had the Casodex , radiation etc that worked for awhile and then stopped...

  34. Prostate Cancer - Life Expectancy
    ... solution is an antiandrogen drug, preferably in the US Casodex (bicalutamide), with flutamide if that is not feasible...

  35. Husband starts radiation next - what to expect?
    ... started hormone therapy - the 6 month shot & a daily Casodex pill. He also started a monthly treatment with Zolodex...

  36. dad has metastasized prostate cancer
    ... the ribs, hip and shoulder. He started Lupron and Casodex (sp) a week ago. To be checked in 3 more weeks to...

  37. Bad Day
    ... forming breasts first. And then he starts therapy. Casodex is the name of the drug. Thanks...

  38. Recurrance
    ... June '05 to 8.04 this June. The doctor recommends Casodex and Lupron. As far as I can tell this sounds appropriate...
    ... Hi- Casodex and Lupron are the next step if PSA starts to rise ... get a lot of information. My husband was prescribed Casodex and Lurpon for 6 months along with radiation treatments...

  39. Hormone Implants
    ... working as well any longer. Then, if you are taking Casodex now, perhaps your doctor will take you off of it for ... a while -- if your not taking Casodex now, he may put you on it. There doesn't seem to...

  40. Gleason 8-10
    ... course of 40 radiation treatments as well as Lupron and Casodex was his best shot at health. He did this and we are...
    ... had 40 radiaition treatments along with Lupron and Casodex . He had a 4.5 P.S.A. (relatively low) but a Gleason...

  41. Bombshell
    ... when he was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. He was put on Casodex before the Zolodex implant. We know how scary this...
    ... TaxLady, My Dad has also been treated with Casodex which apparently is no longer working since the PSA...
    ... My dad was treated with Casodex . After about 6 months, his PSA started to rise again ... . They have taken him off the Casodex in hopes of lowwering his PSA. I hope it works....
    ... As far as I know, Casodex is given in conjunction to Lupron/Zolodex/Eligard ... given alone. The "on again, off again" approach to Casodex seems to work at lowering the psa for a while. This...

  42. Will my Dad be okay, with radiation AND seeds?
    ... had it on the left side about 30% he started taking casodex , and had a 3 month hormone shot. He just started radiation...
    ... His PSA went down to 2.6, but that's because of the casodex . He's still taking flowmax, which is for urinating...
    ... should be fine after the seeds. He's done with his casodex , so tomorrow he will be seeing his regular doctor ... to see if he still has to continue to take casodex and get a refill. I will keep posting. Kristen...

  43. 30% prostate cancer??? left side....they want to do irradiation?
    ... his gleason was I think 3,5 so that's 8. He's taking Casodex , he had one hormone shot. Tomorrow 3/6th he goes to...

  44. Advice
    ... term for this part of the treatment. My husband is on Casodex injections per 3 months to stop hormone production...

  45. Worried
    ... treatment. My husband is going to be taking 50MG of Casodex for around 5 days then he will be going to his Urol ... to start radiation treatment..Has anyone here taken Casodex ? and had this form of treatment as described..Thanks...
    ... is being done) due to scar tissue & other issues. Casodex can cause depression, lack of desire, hot flashes...
    ... is being done) due to scar tissue & other issues. Casodex can cause depression, lack of desire, hot flashes ... prior colon surg. and his age which is 69. Stanley's Casodex treatment will be short term, only 15 days worth before...

  46. What are the chances of having cancer??
    ... Isnt that nearly 30%??? The doctor has given him Casodex and procrim depoit trimester. How accurate are the...

  47. new member - husbands psa very high
    ... reduced it to 22. Have been on hormones (Zoladex and Casodex ) since February and PSA is now down to .3. I strongly...

  48. Now what
    ... anyone have any info on how long one should be on Casodex before taking depo Lupron injections.. thank you...

  49. New Diagnosis - Any help appreciated
    ... urologist immediately gave him Lupron, started him on Casodex , and sent him to oncologist/radiologist, who will...

  50. Post-surgery and radiation PSA levels
    ... tomotherapy. Today is my 3rd session. Doctor suggests Casodex together with the radiation. But I asked to do the...

  51. The Results are Back
    ... so your father will be taking some pills possibly Casodex and a shot of possibly Zoladex periodically. As your...

Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD board

  1. Emphysema & Prostate Cancer
    ... there. Bone scans, etc. were negative. Treatment was Casodex with eight weeks of radiation beginning in July 2005...