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How do LHRH antagonists treat prostate cancer?

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Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonists lower testosterone levels in your body. They do this more quickly than prostate cancer drugs called LHRH analogs. Degarelix (Firmagon) is a LHRH antagonist used to treat advanced prostate cancer.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 21, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 21, 2020

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