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What are the side effects of endocrine therapy for prostate cancer?

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Some of the more serious side effects include loss of sex drive, impotence, weakened bones (osteoporosis), and heart problems. Eventually, most patients with advanced prostate cancer stop responding to hormone therapy. Doctors call this castrate-resistant prostate cancer.

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American Cancer Society. 

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News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

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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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