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How Long Does it Take for Lupron to Lower the PSA Level?

01/24/2007

Question:

After Lupron is precribed how long should it take to see results of lower PSA? Do you recomend Chemo, next. PSA is 25 at present.

Answer:

Lupron reduces PSA in a few weeks if the patient has never been exposed to it or a similar drug before. The next step could be chemotherapy but secondary forms of endocrine therapy, investigative drug trials and investigative immunization therapy are options.

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Response by:

R Bruce  Bracken, MD R Bruce Bracken, MD
Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati