Focus on Prostate Cancer
by Allison Hourani, BA, Tatiana D. Starr, MA, and Christian J. Nelson, PhD
Androgen deprivation therapy, or hormone therapy, is a mainstay of treatment for many men with prostate cancer. For those with advanced disease, it is the standard of care. Androgen deprivation therapy works by depleting a man’s testosterone, which is a major driver in the growth of prostate cancer cells.
The completion of prostate cancer treatment can bring both relief and worry. When caught early, initial treatment can lead to cure, and most men will live cancer-free for years, possibly forever. However, despite successful treatment, you may still feel worried, anxious, or fearful that your cancer may come back.