Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

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Wed May 13, 2015 08:00 PM

Comments like that made by Dr. David Samadi make me wonder how anyone survives prostate cancer - according to him, no one should ever have any recurrence or any other effects after surgery.  It's nice to live in a perfect world where everythjing goes right 100% of the time.

Sun May 17, 2015 04:28 AM

My dad had hormone therapy and it helped him a LOT.  He had a slow-growing form of prostate cancer but wouldn't let the doctors do the necessary tests to diagnose it until the cancer had already spread to his bones.  He was feeling very weak and unable to the things he wanted to do by the time he was diagnosed.  Surgery wasn't an option because the cancer had progressed too far.  After he started hormone therapy, he felt much better and was able to again do the yard work he enjoyed.  He was diagnosed in 2001 and was on the hormone therapy until he passed away in March of 2010 from complications of pneumonia at the age of 94.

The part of the article about the mental impairment possibly caused by the hormone therapy is very interesting, though.  My dad had some fuzzy thinking in his last few years, but we had passed it off as part of aging.  It's possible it may have been caused or made worse by the therapy.

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