Male hormones (called androgens), particularly testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, determine male secondary sex characteristics and stimulate prostate cell growth. When prostate cells, both healthy and cancerous, are deprived of androgens, they no longer proliferate and eventually die.
Hormonal treatment in prostate cancer uses drugs or surgery (orchiectomy) to suppress or block male hormones (androgen), particularly testosterone and...Read more
Medical therapy to induce a castration is generally intended for use in patients who have advanced disease not curable by surgery,... Read more »
A woman's hormone levels normally change throughout her life for a variety of reasons, and these hormonal changes can lead to changes in her breasts.... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Treatment choices are generally based on the patient's age, the stage and grade of the cancer, overall health status, and the patient's personal... Read more »