My doctor recommended me to get hormone therapy for prostate cancer. Why? Are there any side effects associated with it?

  • Hi Kabir,

    I don't know if you know this but, the growth of prostate cancer depends on the hormone. Hormonal therapy is prescribed to inhibit the testosterone formation in the body or to inhibit its interaction with prostate cancer cells. It is called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). It may be done through oral tablets, injections or surgical removal of testicles. The common side effects include hot flashes, tiredness, bone pain, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, etc.

    Hope this answers your question.

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