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What to ask your doctor about hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Men and women discussing prostate cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • Why are you suggesting hormone therapy?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • What type of hormone therapy are you suggesting?
  • Will I have tablets or injections?
  • How long will I be taking hormone therapy?
  • How often will I have to come to the hospital while I'm having treatment?
  • Will I lose my sex drive or have difficulty getting an erection and will this be permanent?
  • What other side effects might there be?
  • How long will they last?
  • Is there anything you or I can do to help with side effects?
  • Are there other choices of treatment in my case?
  • How should I prepare for the treatment?
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Updated: 25 February 2014