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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

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Capital Health (N.S.). GU Cancer Site Team. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0376
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This pamphlet describes the use of hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. The growth of prostate cancer cells depends on the horomone testosterone. Hormone therapy works by lowering the amount of testosterone in your body either by removing the testicles or by using medications. These medications stop the production of testosterone or block its action. This pamphlet describes what prostate cancer is, what hormones are, how hormone therapy works, the types of hormone therapies ava…
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). GU Cancer Site Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hormones
Prostatic Neoplasms
Other Subjects
Prostate--Cancer--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the use of hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. The growth of prostate cancer cells depends on the horomone testosterone. Hormone therapy works by lowering the amount of testosterone in your body either by removing the testicles or by using medications. These medications stop the production of testosterone or block its action. This pamphlet describes what prostate cancer is, what hormones are, how hormone therapy works, the types of hormone therapies available, and possible side effects. A list of resources is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GU Cancer Site Team
Pamphlet Number
0376

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