Hormone Therapy in Prostate Cancer

VIDEO | 5:00

Hormone therapy used to be the last line of defense against metastatic prostate cancer, but doctors are increasingly using it earlier in treatment because of its benefits when added to radiation therapy. However, blocking the production of testosterone is not the best approach for every patient. Michael Morris, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the potential side effects of hormone therapy, and the potential benefits and risks for individual patients.