LH-RH Agonists/GnRH Agonists for Prostate Cancer
How Well It Works
LH-RH agonist therapy improves a man's chances of living longer. When combined with radiation therapy or surgery to remove the prostate, LH-RH therapy may improve survival in men who have locally advanced cancer.
Treatment with LH-RH agonists may control severe pain caused by metastatic prostate cancer and may improve a man's quality of life. If treatment is started as soon as cancer progression is evident, LH-RH agonists may be able to reduce bone fractures and spinal cord compression caused by metastatic disease.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology