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Preventing Side Effects from Testosterone Inactivating Pharmaceuticals

Fri 1 Oct 2010

By: Mark Scholz, M.D. Prostate Oncology Specialists October 2010 Testosterone inactivating pharmaceuticals (TIP) prolong survival in randomized prospective trials. TIP, when used after surgery in men with lymph node metastasis, decreases mortality seven fold when used immediately rather than being delayed to the time of disease progression.1 TIP administered with radiation reduces prostate cancer mortality.2Read More ›

Side Effects of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Induced by Estrogen Deficiency

Sun 31 May 2009

Neal Shore, MD, Medical Director of the Carolina Urologic Research Center Myrtle Beach, South Carolina   and Stephen Freedland, MD Urologist, Duke Prostate Center at Duke University Durham, North Carolina Edited from PCRI Insights May, 2009 v 12.2 Introduction Testosterone plays an integral role in the progression of prostate cancer1; consequently, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)Read More ›

Preventing and Treating the Side Effects of Testosterone Deprivation Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer A Guide for Patients and Physicians

Thu 1 Nov 2007

By Brad Guess PA-C Former PCRI Executive Director Edited from PCRI Insights November, 2007 vol. 10, no.4 In the early 1940s, Drs. Huggins and Hodges discovered that when testosterone was removed by castration, men with advanced metastatic prostate cancer went into remission for 2-3 years.1 They found that prostate cancer was “sensitive” to testosterone; prostateRead More ›

The Androgen Deprivation Syndrome

Fri 1 Jan 1999

By Stephen B. Strum, MD, Healing Touch Oncology Reprinted from PCRI Insights January 1999, vol. 2, no. 1 A myriad of symptoms typically arises in a PC patient who undergoes androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Some of these occur acutely and many may improve over time, but can still be quite troublesome if not aggravating forRead More ›