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Why is hormone treatment used for prostate cancer?

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Prostate cancer grows when exposed to the male hormone testosterone and its related hormones, called androgens. Hormone treatment for prostate cancer is used to lower or stop the production of testosterone and all androgens either temporarily or permanently.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Hormone Therapy."

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ)."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Hormone Therapy."

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ)."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 12, 2018

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