Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Ulster, 2002.
This booklet is for men who are having hormone therapy for prostate cancer, their partners and families. It describes the different types of hormone therapy, how they work and what the treatment involves. It includes information on the possible side effects men may experience and suggests ways to help manage these. If you have advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer Hormone therapy will be a life-long treatment for most men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (advanced prostate cancer). The hormone therapy will shrink the cancer and slow down its growth, wherever it is in the body. Cancer rehabilitation involves helping an individual with cancer to regain maximum psychological, physical, cognitive, social, and vocational functioning with the limits up to disease and its treatments in an interdisciplinary team concept. Prostate cancer is one of the most frequent male malignancies in the world. Prostate cancer treatment options have the risk of some side effects Author: Meral Huri, Burcu Semin Akel, Sedef Şahin. Early versus delayed treatment. For men who need (or will eventually need) hormone therapy, such as men whose PSA levels are rising after surgery or radiation or men with advanced prostate cancer who don’t yet have symptoms, it’s not always clear when it is best to start hormone treatment.
Hormone therapy used alone is the standard treatment for men who have a prostate cancer recurrence as documented by CT, MRI, or bone scan after treatment with radiation therapy or prostatectomy. therapy is sometimes recommended for men who have a "biochemical" recurrence—a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level following primary local. Men weighing treatment options for intermediate- or high-risk cancer that is still localized to the prostate can face a tricky question. A standard approach in these cases is to give radiation to the prostate along with drugs that block testosterone, a hormone that makes the cancer cells grow faster. Some prostate cancer treatments can have an effect on orgasms and ejaculation. Find out more about why this happens. How treatments can affect orgasms and ejaculation Hormone therapy or radiotherapy. Hormone therapy can change the intensity of orgasms. Men who have had hormone therapy or radiotherapy might produce less semen or no semen. Some men may start hormonal therapy soon after they are diagnosed. Other men may not start treatment until the symptoms of prostate cancer get worse. Some men may be on hormonal therapy longer than other men. Some men will start and stop hormonal therapy (called intermittent hormonal therapy), while others will take it continuously for a long time.
Hormone therapy may be used to reduce or prevent symptoms in men with prostate cancer who are not able to have surgery or radiation therapy. Types of Hormone Therapy Hormone therapy falls into two broad groups, those that block the body’s ability to produce hormones and those that interfere with how hormones behave in the body. Treatment decisions for prostate cancer should not be rushed due to a mistaken belief that immediate treatment is required. Prostate cancer is a slow growing condition. Allow yourself the time to seek multiple opinions. Men need to be educated on all treatment options to protect themselves from a biased industry. Prostate Cancer Treatment If prostate cancer is detected, there are several treatment options available. Patients should keep in mind, though, that their treatment choices should be personalized for their own unique case. Hormonal Therapy. Hormone therapy is an effective treatment for cases of advanced prostate cancer. Men with advanced prostate cancer have more available treatment options than ever before, including both hormone and non-hormone therapies. .