Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in the prostate gland. When cancer cells spread to surrounding tissue, it would lead to advanced prostate cancer. New tumors would grow in many organs, but they mostly affect the lungs, liver, bones, and adrenal glands. This would lead to many serious complications and health issues. In this article, we will take a look at some common treatment options for advanced prostate cancer.

1Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy works by suppressing male hormones that play a role in the growth of prostate cancer cells. There are several options to choose from:

– Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists are medications that can reduce the production of testosterone in your testicles. They can be implanted or injected under the skin

– An orchiectomy is a form of surgery used for removing the testicles, which produce the hormones.

– LHRH antagonists are medications that can quickly reduce levels of testosterone. They can be injected under the skin each month.

Hormone therapy medications would cause several side effects, such as site reaction, anemia, and sexual dysfunction. [1]

Back

Related Articles

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Your Health
The prostate is a gland located in the men's lower abdomen. It is controlled by testosterone hormone and is responsible for the production of...