Fast Five Quiz: Check Your Knowledge of Prostate Cancer

Bradley Schwartz, DO


February 21, 2019

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer is also known as "androgen deprivation therapy." It may consist of surgical castration (orchiectomy) or medical castration. Agents used for medical castration include luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogues or antagonists, antiandrogens, and other androgen suppressants. This treatment is reserved for advanced disease or prostate cancer that is poorly differentiated in a patient who is unable to receive other treatment.

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