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Neoadjuvant Hormone Therapy before
Prostate Cancer Treatment


Neoadjuvant hormone therapy refers to hormone therapy that is given before a primary prostate cancer treatment. The hormone therapy is being used to shrink the size of the prostate gland and thereby make the primary treatment more effective. A large prostate gland may cause complications during the prostatectomy or cause the surrounding organs to be damaged during external beam radiation therapy. An enlarged gland could also cause the prostate to be ineffectively treated during cryotherapy or brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

 
 

 
 
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