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Androgen Deprivation Therapy [ADT] in Prostate Cancer Treatment with Rana Mckay, MD
Episode 6323rd May 2023 • The Dr. Geo Podcast • Dr. Geo Espinosa
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Join Dr. Geo in this episode as he engages in a fascinating conversation with Dr. Rana McKay, a renowned medical oncologist specializing in prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer. As an associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. McKay delivers exceptional patient care and imparts her extensive knowledge to medical students, residents, and fellows.

In this enthralling discussion, Dr. Geo and Dr. McKay explore the intricacies of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT), a vital approach in the treatment of prostate cancer. Together, they shed light on the characteristics defining an ideal candidate for ADT and clarify the true nature of advanced prostate cancer.

They uncover valuable insights into the average duration of ADT's effectiveness for men confronting advanced prostate cancer. The conversation also encompasses exploring the various types of ADT, including the intriguing concept of chemical castration. This approach offers significant promise by utilizing medications to lower androgen levels and impede the growth of prostate cancer cells. Furthermore, Dr. Geo and Dr. McKay delve into the fascinating realm of bipolar androgen therapy, an alternative approach that involves carefully calibrated testosterone doses. This discussion challenges conventional wisdom and expands our understanding of the potential benefits of this therapeutic strategy.

Prepare to enrich your knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of the crucial role of androgen deprivation therapy in patients' lives. Join us for an insightful journey with Dr. Rana McKay and Dr. Geo as they explore the intricacies of this essential treatment approach.


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