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should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer also be on some form of hrt?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Counterproductive: Zoladex (goserelin) eliminates all production of testosterone by the testes. Hormone replacement therapy would be counterproductive

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

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Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
No: The purpose of zoladex (goserelin) is to lower the amount of testoserone a man's body makes because testosterone can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells. Medicines like zoladex (goserelin) do not really affect other hormones so there are no other hormones needing replacement either. Sometimes another anti-testosterone drug is used with the zoladex (goserelin) to deprive the cancer cells of testosterone effects even more.

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