Degarelix- A New Hormone Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Once prostate cancer spreads outside the prostate hormone therapy is the first approach. When patients wish to avoid having their testicles removed, an alternative has been to receive injections that block the production of testosterone. During the first injection, there is a spike in the testosterone level which can worsen symptoms in some men. Recently a new drug was approved that lowers the testosterone without causing a testosterone rise. Learn about this new approach and who is a good candidate.