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Long-term hormonal therapy benefits men with locally advanced prostate cancer

By: Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Disease Hormonal therapy, also known as androgen-deprivation therapy, can be a powerful weapon in the fight against prostate cancer because it deprives malignant cells of the fuel they need to grow. Androgens meaning the family of male sex hormones that includes testosterone contribute to physical characteristics such as a deeper voice, thick facial hair, and increased muscle strength and bone mass.…

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