Summary— In patients with histologically confirmed prostate cancer, oestrogen priming with diethylstilboestrol (DES) (3 mg/day) for 4 weeks prior to the first injection of the LHRH agonist Zoladex (3.6 mg depot form) prevented any rise in the serum testosterone concentration. In contrast, in the groups pre‐treated with DES, the first, but not subsequent, injections with Zoladex were associated with a marked surge in luteinising hormone. Treatment with DES beyond the time of the first administration of Zoladex did not provide further endocrinological advantage. Oestrogen priming for 1 month prior to treatment with Zoladex may prevent an exacerbation of signs and symptoms of prostate cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - Oct 1988|
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