My father, at 62 was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. His PSA was above 100 when diagnised and the biopsy revealed a gleson score of 5+4. TURP was done to relieve his urinary issues..He still has bowel movement issues..Metstasis into pelic area and a rib. He was just castrated.
Are there any other treatment options as of now or just wait for some time before terating..
Thank you for your question. Testosterone fuels the growth of prostate cancer and the testicles produce about 90-95% of the testosterone in men. There is some debate over the remaining testosterone in the body and its effect on prostate cancer growth. Many patients opt to take anti-androgens. This option should be discussed with your father's medical oncologist.
Ash Tewari, MD
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