Adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer: a focus on metabolic and cardiovascular complications.

@article{Collins2012AdverseEO,
  title={Adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy in men with prostate cancer: a focus on metabolic and cardiovascular complications.},
  author={Lauren G Collins and Shehzad S Basaria},
  journal={Asian journal of andrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={222-5}
}
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy in men. Prostate being an androgen responsive tissue, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used in the management of locally advanced (improves survival) and metastatic (improves pain and quality of life) PCa. Over the past two decades, the use of ADT has significantly increased as it is also being used in patients with localized disease and those experiencing biochemical recurrences, though without any evidence of survival advantage… CONTINUE READING
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