What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland of a male. Symptoms include difficulty urinating such as slow stream and straining, blood in urine, blood in semen, and pain.

Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation therapy. Common drug classes used to treat prostate cancer are alkylating drugs, androgen receptor inhibitors, gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists, RANKL inhibitors, microtubule inhibitors, and CYP17 inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Prostate Cancer

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    November 05, 2015

    This is where the treatment of cancer is going—along with the future of medicine. Targeted cancer therapies, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, are drugs that target a cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that lead to the growth and spread of that cancer.
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    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

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    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Prostate Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Androgen Receptor Inhibitors 17 See Prices
Androgen Receptor Inhibitors 9,396 See Prices
CYP17 Inhibitors 8,653 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Prostate Cancer Drug Classes

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