Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy
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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Another prostate cancer treatment option we offer is hormone therapy, which deprives cancer cells of the male hormones they need to grow. Prostate cancer hormone therapy is often used in combination with radiation and other therapies. We may use hormone therapy to shrink advanced prostate cancer tumors, so they can be treated with radiation.
At CTCA, we use innovative approaches in hormone therapy, attacking the disease on multiple fronts with a combination of drugs. A common regimen for prostate cancer therapy uses a combination of two or more drugs to lower the level of testosterone and other hormones that can fuel the disease. In some cases, hormone therapy may be given intermittently to help reduce treatment-related side effects.
Our supportive therapies are available to help manage potential side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy, like mood changes and low libido. We anticipate side effects by focusing on prevention, and managing them with a variety of approaches if they do occur. All of this is integrated into your overall treatment plan, with personalized support for you and your family.
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