Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy

Prostate cancer cells need fuel to grow and survive.  Testosterone is the main fuel for prostate cancer cell growth, thus it is a common target for therapeutic interference with treating this disease.  Hormone therapy, also referred to as androgen deprivation therapy that halts the body's testosterone growth to prevent the cancer from growing. 

Hormone therapy can be used before radiation therapy or before surgery to shrink the prostate cancer tumor, or if surgery is not a viable treatment option, or in conjunction with primary treatment if the cancer is labeled aggressive or if the cancer is reoccurring.