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Hormone Therapy for prostate cancer

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What is hormone therapy

Hormone therapy, also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), is a vital treatment for prostate cancer. It targets the male hormones (androgens) that fuel the growth of prostate tumors, primarily testosterone. This therapy can slow down or even halt cancer progression, providing relief from symptoms and improving overall survival rates. Hormone therapy may be used as the primary treatment for localized prostate cancer or in combination with other treatments for more advanced cases. Common approaches include medication to block androgen production or the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. While effective, hormone therapy can lead to side effects like hot flashes, fatigue, and decreased libido, which need to be carefully managed.

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