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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

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In brief: Treatment

Hormone therapy consists of medications that decrease the effects of testosterone on prostate cancer and a man's body.
Prostate cancer growth is primarily fueled by testosterone. If testosterone is absent/ineffective, prostate cancer hopefully would stop growing. Hormone therapy has several varieties including pills and injections. Given for advanced disease or at times prior to radiation.

In brief: Treatment

Hormone therapy consists of medications that decrease the effects of testosterone on prostate cancer and a man's body.
Prostate cancer growth is primarily fueled by testosterone. If testosterone is absent/ineffective, prostate cancer hopefully would stop growing. Hormone therapy has several varieties including pills and injections. Given for advanced disease or at times prior to radiation.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. James Gulley
Two new therapies that target androgens have recently been approved by the FTA and shown to improve survival and men with advanced cancer. These drugs include abiratarone and enzalutamide.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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In brief: In select cases

Hormonal therapy is effective and often used exclusively or in combination with other modalities, depending on grade and stage of prostate cancer.

In brief: In select cases

Hormonal therapy is effective and often used exclusively or in combination with other modalities, depending on grade and stage of prostate cancer.
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