Effects of Testosterone-Lowering Drugs in Patients With Prostate Cancer

Heather S. Jim, PhD, associate member in the Health Outcomes and Behavioral Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses the effects of testosterone-lowering drugs used as treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Androgen-deprivation therapy is associated with several side effects that include depression, cognitive impairment, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and inflammation, as well as cardiovascular disease…