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Is too much hormone therapy a bad thing for prostate cancer patients?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be.

Androgen deprivation therapy (adt) is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
Though is can slow progression of the disease, it is associated with significant side effects such as bone loss, muscle loss, loss of libido, and possible increased cardiovascular risk. Intermittent hormonal therapy is now under investigation, as are agents to counteract some of the side effects.

In brief: It can be.

Androgen deprivation therapy (adt) is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
Though is can slow progression of the disease, it is associated with significant side effects such as bone loss, muscle loss, loss of libido, and possible increased cardiovascular risk. Intermittent hormonal therapy is now under investigation, as are agents to counteract some of the side effects.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
For obvious metastatic disease, *not PSA only* biochemical failure, intermittant therapy is slightly inferiot. The potential benefits of ADT must be weighed against its adverse effects, and modulated in each patient.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Just Right Rx

Just right rx is difficult.
Side effects of hormone therapy need to be managed. Talk with your doctor about quality of life tradeoff with length of life.

In brief: Just Right Rx

Just right rx is difficult.
Side effects of hormone therapy need to be managed. Talk with your doctor about quality of life tradeoff with length of life.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If you're referring to testosterone replacement it would be contraindicated for prostate cancer patients.
If you're referring to something that blocks testosterone or prevents its production than that is a common treatment for prostate cancer. For more see: http://peedoc.Com/prostate-cancer or @thepeedoc on twitter.

In brief: Depends

If you're referring to testosterone replacement it would be contraindicated for prostate cancer patients.
If you're referring to something that blocks testosterone or prevents its production than that is a common treatment for prostate cancer. For more see: http://peedoc.Com/prostate-cancer or @thepeedoc on twitter.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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