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How do antiandrogens treat prostate cancer?

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These prostate cancer drugs block the effect of testosterone in the body. Antiandrogens are sometimes used in addition to surgery or (LHRH) analogs. Antiandrogens include abiraterone acetate (Zytiga), bicalutamide (Casodex), enzalutamide (Xtandi), flutamide (Eulexin), and nilutamide (Nilandron). You take them as pills.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

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