Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Medications
Antiandrogen hormone therapy also
may cause diarrhea, breast tenderness, and nausea. Cases of liver problems,
some serious, have been reported.
When surgery or hormone therapy
reduces the body's hormones, the bones may begin to lose their mineral density.
Bone mineral density refers to how many minerals-which make your bones
stronger-are in your bones. Bones that become thin and brittle are more likely
to break, and studies show that hormone therapy increases the likelihood of
broken bones.6 Pills or shots of a medicine called
bisphosphonate can help prevent bone loss during long-term hormone therapy.
These medicines may also help men whose prostate cancer has spread to the
bones. Regular exercise also helps. For more information, see the topic