For many men with prostate cancer, hormone therapy (also known as androgen deprivation therapy) is a treatment option. As with any treatment, hormone therapy has potential side effects. Here are some of the most common:
This is one of the potential side effects that prompts the most anxiety among men. Learn more about sexual dysfunction following hormone therapy here.
The Bone fractures are the most important complication.
3. Hot Flashes
While generally not dangerous, hot flashes can sometimes cause serious quality- of-life issues. Learn more about them here.
Multiple changes in body shape can occur with hormone therapy. It is important to know what might change with your body shape before starting hormone therapy.
5. Weight Gain
Weight gain is a well-recognized side effect of hormone therapy. Learn all about the significance of this and possible other complications here.
Fatigue is a common and often significant side effect of hormone therapy. Learn how common it is and what can be done about.
Hormone therapy can cause changes in the way you think and in your emotions. Learn all about this possibility here.