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  • Testosterone is one of several male hormones known as androgens that are important for a healthy prostate. Unfortunately, testosterone can also help prostate cancer cells grow and spread.
  • The aim of ADT is to slow and control cancer growth by reducing the level of male hormones. Potential side effects include impotence, reduced sex drive, fatigue, mood changes, and an increased risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  • It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a healthy balanced diet and regular targeted exercise and to understand how best to manage the side effects of ADT and where to seek further information and support.

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Reviewed on: 07-06-2023