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  1. Worried about psa reading
    ... addition of a "five alpha reductase inhibitor" drug, Proscar (now generically available as finasteride), or recently...
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  2. SELECT Trial suspended: selenium and vitamin E
    ... which initially showed that 5 mg of finasteride (aka Proscar ) daily reduced the incidence of prostate cancer by...

  3. contained within the prostate?
    ... on TV for BPH) or finasteride (the generic name for Proscar ). That triple blockade combo has worked very well...
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  4. combining an antiandrogen drug with an LHRH-agonist?
    ... consider adding Avodart or finasteride (generic for Proscar ) as well. In simple terms, the LHRHR-agonist will...
    ... inhibitor drug," either Avodart or finasteride (formerly Proscar ), to his treatment. It's really great that his PSA ... mentioned to modena35, convinced me to add the 5-ARI drug Proscar (Avodart not then available), and shortly my PSA plunged...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart casodex ketoconazole Fosamax boniva lupron zometa

  5. PSA fluctuations - cancer or not? Antibiotics, etc.
    ... annual test! - Finasteride, formerly marketed as Proscar before going generic, cuts the PSA score about 50...
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  6. second line treatments for advanced metastatic p ca
    ... and either of the drugs finasteride (generic for Proscar ) or Avodart will block much (finasteride) or almost...
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  7. RP was wrong decision?
    ... stopping the heavy duty drugs and just maintaining with Proscar (now generically available as finasteride). There...
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  8. Neoadjuvant Hormone Therapy prior to Radiation
    ... treated over the past 5 years for BPH with Flomax and Proscar . It is larger then normal but not to the point of...
    ... treated over the past 5 years for BPH with Flomax and Proscar . It is larger then normal but not to the point of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Flomax

  9. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... inhibitor" drug (finasteride, which used to be called Proscar , for me). That's known as intermittent triple blockade ... with Proscar maintenance, or triple androgen deprivation therapy...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart casodex zometa

  10. psa increasing
    ... step. You could also try finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart for several months and see how your PSA...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  11. avodart
    ... older companion drug, finasteride, formerly known as Proscar . Monitoring would feature the PSA doubling time...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  12. Gleason 9
    ... to triple hormonal blockade (Lupron, 50 mg Casodex, Proscar - now available generically as finasteride). ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart casodex lupron

  13. Hoping for some information or answer to question please
    ... A drug like generic finasteride (formerly known as Proscar ), or Avodart (both are 5-alpha reductase inhibitor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart casodex zometa

  14. Prostate and Supplements
    ... to mask P.C. However, Finasteride formerly known as Proscar and I believe the generic is now called Avodart can...
    ... mentioned, there was a question if the fairly mild drug Proscar masked prostate cancer; actually, Proscar (now available...
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  15. Why its hard to kill that last cancer cell (stem cells), & reassuring biopsy safety
    ... dormant. He noted that items like vitamin D, lycopene, Proscar (finasteride), and Celebrex all appear to limit the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex

  16. Treatment AFTER surgury
    ... without treatment, you might try Avodart, or generic Proscar (finasteride). Those are my layman's thoughts,...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  17. First PSA test at 47
    ... resources. You could also try finasteride (formerly Proscar ) for six months and see if your PSA falls by 50% or...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  18. PCA3 results
    ... papers on using finasteride (now generic, formerly Proscar ) to improve PSA testing, improve PSA trend analysis...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  19. flucuating psa between 4-10
    ... is finasteride, now available generically (formerly Proscar ). You can see abstracts of research about finasteride...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  20. At what age is best to start getting tested for pc?
    ... opinion) that may help. They are finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart, and a statin drug. All of these...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  21. prostate cancer after prostatectomy
    ... finasteride, now available generically (formerly known as Proscar , and in a lower dose for regrowing scalp hair as Propecia...
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  22. Prostate Cancer $$$: retired/401K/SS/ins./... USA
    ... totalling 87 months for finasteride (initially was Proscar at double the wholesale cost before it went generic...
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  23. Surgery or Brachytherapy (seeding)
    ... of recurrence. Also, finasteride, which is generic Proscar , makes the PSA trend analysis used in the D'Amico...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Propecia

  24. Hormone Therapy (Chemical Castration) Side Effects...
    ... 5-alpha reductase inhibitors finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart, block the conversion of any remaining...
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  25. when it comes back
    ... I learned that he was uncomfortable with adding Proscar (now generic finasteride) to Lupron and Casodex, telling...
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  26. Newbie - Father diagnosed w/ PC
    ... antiandrogen (typically Casodex) plus either the generic Proscar known as finasteride or Avodart, or the antiandrogen...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart casodex

  27. Active Surveillance - a sound option for truly low risk men
    ... years.) Certain supportive low-key medications like Proscar and Avodart and Celebrex also seem to help. Some doctors...
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  28. My brother's PSA results..
    ... DRE. :) The drug is finasteride, formerly known as Proscar . There is strong evidence from a gold-quality type...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  29. PSA Levels Went Down On Second Test. Should I Still Get A Biopsy?
    ... instances, but even mild drugs like finasteride (aka Proscar ) and Avodart will usually drop the PSA by 50% or more...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  30. recurrence after rp-
    ... triple blockade (Lupron, adding Casodex, later adding Proscar ) for 31 months, achieving a nadir of <0.01 and staying ... year, then went off-therapy (maintaining only with Proscar and the bisphosphonate Fosamax) for 28 months until ... December 2006, maintaining with finasteride (generic Proscar ) 5 mg X2 daily and monthly Boniva. My PSA has been ... on triple blockade using finasteride (then sold as Proscar ) as the third element. He and his then partner, Dr...
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  31. My story: challenging case treated only with intermittent hormonal blockade
    ... the last 22 months on triple blockade after adding Proscar in September, with Fosamax in support to preserve...
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  32. PSA rise
    ... new tactic: the drug finasteride, formerly known as Proscar before it went generic nearly a year and a half ago...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  33. Not sure what to do
    ... class," and are known as finasteride (the name for Proscar now that it is available as a generic), and Avodart...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  34. clinical trials
    ... Lupron plus Casodex) to triple (Lupron and Casodex plus Proscar (finasteride) with Fosamax in support). My PSA dropped...
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  35. Propecia / Proscar
    ... increased incidence of prostate cancer in people taking Proscar (or Propecia, which is simply a lower dose of Proscar ... a lower incidence of prostate cancer in men taking Proscar for benign prostate enlargement....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Propecia

  36. Do I need a second biopsy?
    ... symptoms. Thankfully biopsy came back negative. Went on proscar and PSA down to 4.3 in July, 2002; 5.3 in Dec, 2002...
    ... didn't believe the negative biopsies. Also drugs like proscar and avadart simply force down the PSA by reducing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  37. We're Extremely Afraid and Not Sure What to Do Now....(very long)
    ... on our decision. The UIC surgeon put my husband on PROSCAR to reduce the amount of Testosterone in his prostate ... back to see him in less than 3 months to see how the PROSCAR is working. I guess we're looking for some insight...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis

  38. I urinate at least 10 times a night :(
    ... it, but it started at age 53 for me. I was put onto Proscar and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually...
    ... along with an atonic bladder, and popped me onto the Proscar & Flomax which are pills. They had me back to normal...
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  39. Daily Proscar Use for Hairloss
    ... boxrz-recent studies indicate that Proscar may actually decrease the incidence of prostate cancer...
    ... Try going into any search engine and type in Proscar , cancer & prevention. See if that helps. Positive4U...
    ... Why do you use proscar for hairloss? I thought proscar is for BPH. Just curious!...
    ... blood. The drug Propecia is just a reduced dosage of Proscar ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Propecia

  40. Help... new to the board.
    ... of 9 - It was 4.5 about 3 years ago. He's been on Proscar for about 10 years which kept his PSA fairly low throughout ... that time. Prior to being put on Proscar , he had a PSA of 12 and a negative biopsy result....
    ... tonight on another board that since my Dad has been on Proscar for a while, his biopsy results maybe affected by ... that. They said that Proscar affects glandular things and can mimic cancer. So ... for patients on Proscar it's a good idea to get a 2nd opinion on the slides ... by a Gleason Expert who is aware of the Proscar history. No one ever told us this (why wouldn't his ... this in case there are other people who have been on Proscar . I think in my Dad's case, now that I've had a...
    ... Donna2005, Proscar lowers levels of the key hormone DHT(dihydrotestosterone ... shrinking prostate can lead to decreased PSA levels. Proscar does not cause tissue to mimic cancer. Recent studies ... show Proscar may actually decrease prostate cancer upwards of 25...
    ... getting from all of this that there's a consensus that Proscar does affect biopsy results, as least in it's Gleason...
    ... appear to me that the cancer was already there before Proscar treatment and was easier to detect after Proscar treatment ... erentiated cancer?In your posting at 1:11am I'm not sure if Proscar is being grouped with ADT therapy or if they are talking ... would tend to agree with you about the effects of Proscar on biopsy results & Gleason scoring. The big question...
    ... yes they are talking about effects of Finasteride ( Proscar ) and ADT therapy in the article. I got more info ... used for men who have been previously treated with Proscar . He said that the biopsy might exaggerate the cancer ... grade because of the Proscar . Dr. Bostwick and Dr. Gleason have written some letter ... use some other way of determining it for people on Proscar . Even if we get the same results, at least we tried...
    ... It sounds like regardless of your findings about Proscar and the possible alteration of prostate pathology...