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Final PCRI Thursday YouTube video: Fatigue and Hormone Therapy


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There are five Thursdays in this month.

Each Thursday I aim to present one of the YouTube videos from the PCRI.


Almost all of us are on hormone therapy, also called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

See a reasonably complete list below.

These rob the body (including the prostate cancer) of the male hormones - the androgens. Prostate cancer uses the androgens as food. The chief androgen is testosterone.

With very low testosterone, we easily become fatigued. Medical oncologist Mark Scholz talks about the options to deal with this fatigue.



And a reminder that we have a few videos of our own on the JimJimJimJim channel:



The Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) is an important source of information for about prostate cancer for patients, families, and the medical community. As part of their mission to empower men and their caregivers they make YouTube videos.


Hormone therapy drugs

Commonly one of these:

Zoladex (Goserelin), Lupron (leuprorelin), Eligard (leuprolide), Lucrin (leuprorelin acetate),  Suprefact/Suprecor (buserelin), Synarel (nafarelin), histrelin (Supprelin), Suprelorin/Ovuplant (deslorelin), Triptorelin (diphereline) or Firmagon (degarelix), 

Sometimes with one of:

Cosudex/Casodex (bicalutamide), Anandron/ Nilandron (Nilutamide), Eulexin (Flutamide), all nonsteroidal: Androcur (Cyproterone, a steroid), Nizoral (Ketoconazole)

Sometimes with one of:

Avodart (dutasteride), Proscar/ Propecia (Finasteride)

Sometimes with one of:

Xtandi (enzalutamide),Zytiga, Yonsa (abiraterone), Erleada (Apalutamide), Darolutamide.

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