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Hormone Therapy (injections)Read more
Injections that block or lower the amount of testosterone in the body. Also known as androgen deprivation therapy. For example leuprorelin (Prostap), goserelin (Zoladex), buserelin (Suprefact), triptorelin (Decapeptyl) or degarelix (Firmagon).
Hormone Therapy (tablets)Read more
Tablets that stop the body from making testosterone or prevent testosterone from reaching the prostate cancer cells. For example, enzalutamide (Xtandi), apalutamide (Erleada), darolutamide (Nubeqa), abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and bicalutamide (Casodex).