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



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.


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