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  • Both normal and cancerous cells in the prostate gland rely on male hormones such as testosterone.
  • The aim of ADT is to control cancer growth by reducing the level of male hormones. Potential side effects include impotence, reduced sex drive, fatigue and an increased risk of osteoporosis.
  • Men should take calcium and vitamin D while undergoing ADT to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

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Reviewed on: 08-06-2016