NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Prostate Cancer - page 78

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 8: Making treatment decisions
ADT
Benefits
Downsides
Treats prostate cancer throughout the body
Sexual problems like low sex drive and erectile
dysfunction
Prolongs life
Hot flashes that may bother you
Easy to take versus an operation or radiation therapy
Weight gain and loss of muscle
Can reduce cancer symptoms
Risk of serious health problems like diabetes and heart
disease
Intermittent use reduces side effects
Can’t cure prostate cancer
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