Some Side Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Induced by Estrogen Deficiency

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an old standby for the treatment of men with metastatic or advanced prostate cancer. We have long known that testosterone plays an integral role in the progression of prostate cancer, thus we often use it as an initial treatment for men who become metastatic. ADT is used both for men [...]

Estrogen – A Second Line Hormone Therapy (Part 2 of a Series of Posts on Second Line Hormone Therapy)

One of the earliest hormone therapies (ADT) given to men to treat prostate cancer was estrogen. Estrogen, commonly known as the female hormone, was used as an ADT treatment in the early 1950s. […]

Estrogen, An Alternative Hormone Deprivation Drug

The occasionally discussed, but not often used, alternative hormone therapy, transdermal estrogen might be ready to soon move on to a phase III trial. A poster presentation of a phase II trial showed that transdermal estrogen patches drove down testosterone and PSA levels to a similar extent as an LHRH analog. The poster presentation was [...]

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