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Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Generally - No

Hormone blockade (hb) can cause many problems but they tend to be time related.
The longer on hb the more the problems. Hb often makes pre-existing problem worse or accelerates some problems. Hb itself rarely causes "confusion", more often it can cause depression, fatigue, and emotional changes. Only older men on hb for a very long time tend to have true cognitive dysfunction.

In brief: Generally - No

Hormone blockade (hb) can cause many problems but they tend to be time related.
The longer on hb the more the problems. Hb often makes pre-existing problem worse or accelerates some problems. Hb itself rarely causes "confusion", more often it can cause depression, fatigue, and emotional changes. Only older men on hb for a very long time tend to have true cognitive dysfunction.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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In brief: Hormone therapy

It can.

In brief: Hormone therapy

It can.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Maybe

Long term therapy with testosterone blocking agents such as lhrh agonist drugs can cause significant fatigue.
In patients with high degree of fatigue, mental confusion can be a side effect. Regular light exercise both physical and mental is helpful in many cases.

In brief: Maybe

Long term therapy with testosterone blocking agents such as lhrh agonist drugs can cause significant fatigue.
In patients with high degree of fatigue, mental confusion can be a side effect. Regular light exercise both physical and mental is helpful in many cases.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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