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How long do you have to have hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

How long do you have to have hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

Doctors usually recommend that you have the treatment for between 3 months and 3 years. How long depends on the risk of your cancer coming back and how many side effects you get. You might have it with other treatments such as high frequency ultrasound treatment or internal radiotherapy.

How long should you have hormone therapy after radiotherapy?

You might have hormone therapy before, during and after radiotherapy. Doctors usually recommend that you have the treatment for between 3 months and 3 years. How long depends on the risk of your cancer coming back and how many side effects you get.

What happens to your body when you stop hormone therapy?

But you can’t reverse bone loss, even after stopping hormone therapy. Bone mineral density screenings, a type of X-ray, are a safe and noninvasive way to diagnose osteoporosis, spot low bone density, check how well treatments are working, and predict the risk of fractures. Taking calcium and vitamin D.

How often do you take luteinising hormone injections?

Luteinising hormone. You have these as injections, they include: leuprorelin (Prostap) – you have this every 4 weeks or 12 weeks. goserelin acetate (Zoladex) – you have this every 4 weeks or 12 weeks. buserelin (Suprefact) – you have this as an injection 3 times a day for 7 days and then a nasal spray 6 times a day.

When is the next day of hormone therapy?

Last September, I was given 30 days of casodex and had my first ADT hormone therapy injection of zolodex. Second injection in December, and blood work showed PSA dropped from 18 to < 1 and testosterone from 8.7 to 4.8. Next ADT scheduled for March 24 and I expect both PSA and testosterone levels will be lower still.

How long can you take hormone therapy for prostate cancer?

Doctors cannot predict how long hormone therapy will be effective in suppressing the growth of any individual man’s prostate cancer. Therefore, men who take hormone therapy for more than a few months are regularly tested to determine the level of PSA in their blood.

How long can you have hormone therapy after radiotherapy?

And you may continue to have hormone therapy during and after your radiotherapy, for up to three years. Some men might have hormone therapy on its own if radiotherapy or surgery aren’t suitable for them.

How to determine if hormone therapy is right for You?

To determine if hormone therapy is a good treatment option for you, talk to your doctor about your individual symptoms and health risks. Be sure to keep the conversation going throughout your menopausal years. As researchers learn more about hormone therapy and other menopausal treatments, recommendations may change.