Understanding Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Does hormonal treatment have side effects?

Some hormonal therapies can have significant side effects including:

  1. Decreased bone strength and increased risk of fracture
  2. Erectile dysfunction
  3. Decreased muscle mass and weakness
  4. Weak or absent libido
  5. Increased breast size and tenderness
  6. Weight gain
  7. Some problems in your intestines

Bad as the side effects are, you should also know that taking the medication is necessary in advanced disease, since it remains the best treatment modality in such case.