The goal of hormone therapy is not to cure the cancer but to lower levels of testosterone that causes prostate-cancer cells to grow. Hormone therapy is often combined with radiation therapy. Common hormone therapies include:
- Orchiectomy: Surgical removal of the testicles, which produce testosterone.
- LHRH Analogs: Drugs that lower the amount of testosterone produced in a man’s body. Injections are given every one to four months (or even yearly).
- New oral androgen-targeted therapy: There are several new oral medicines blocking production of testosterone by prostate cancer cells or preventing testosterone from feeding prostate cancer cells, including abiraterone, apalutamide, darolutamide, and enzalutamide.
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