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To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) asks its medical experts to develop evidence-based recommendations for specific areas of cancer care. In 2004, ASCO published a clinical practice guideline about hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer. This guideline was updated in 2007 to reflect developments in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. This patient guide is based on ASCO's recommendations.
- Some types of hormone therapy can help slow the growth of prostate cancer.
- Before beginning treatment, discuss the risks and benefits of hormone therapy with your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor about potential short- and long-term side effects of your treatment.