What is Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (androgen deprivation therapy)?

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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is most often used in men with advanced prostate cancer to shrink the cancer and slow it's growth. In men with early-stage cancer, it used to shrink tumors before radiation therapy or surgery. It may bu used after treatment to slow the growth of any cancer left.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (androgen deprivation therapy)

Side effect Patients
Over 20 hot flashes a day 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (androgen deprivation therapy)

Dosage Patients
every 3 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (androgen deprivation therapy).