androgen deprivation therapy

Prostate cancer, hormone therapy & fractures

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer puts men at risk for fractures. Androgens are male hormones. Male hormones spur prostate cancer. Some men with prostate cancer undergo androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT lowers the production of male hormones, but it increases the risk for bone loss and fractures according to studies, says the National Osteoporosis