Hormonal therapy

1When you do not qualify for radical treatment and are looking for a basic method for conservative management of prostate cancer or need a therapy supplementing the radical treatment, we have a solution for you.

HIFU CLINIC recommends a hormonal therapy to slow down prostate cancer development, relieve disease symptoms and prevent severe complications.

What is the hormonal therapy?

The hormonal therapy is a treatment eliminating endogenous androgens and blocking androgen receptors in cell nuclei. The hormonal therapy is based on assuming primary hormonal dependence of prostate cancer, that is, its susceptibility to stimulation of its development through androgen receptors.

What is the purpose of the hormonal therapy?

The aim of this therapy is to slow down the disease development, prevent severe complications and relieve disease symptoms.

What does the hormonal therapy involve?

The hormonal therapy involves taking pills or injections with substances blocking secretion or effects of androgens. The most commonly used form of the hormonal therapy inhibits testosterone production in the testicles by blocking LH and FSH secretion by the pituitary gland following injection of the LHRH analogue (e.g., Eligard®). Treatment with LHRH antagonist or use of a combined therapy with antiandrogens are other forms of this therapy.

At our centre we use Xtandi® (Enzalutamid) for treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer, offering yet another hope for significant prolonging of survival in patients, in whom a previous hormonal blockade was "broken down".


Who is this therapy for?

The hormonal therapy is used in Patients not qualifying for radical treatment, and is a main conservative treatment method in prostate cancer patients. It is also used as a therapy supplementing the radical treatment during radiotherapy.

How can I arrange the therapy?

Please contact us for consultation and confirming the need for the procedure using the free online consultation. We will gladly analyse your medical history and answer all your questions.

To arrange the treatment, please contact the Patient coordination department at: + 48 606 994 372 or by email: contact@hifuclinic.eu.

Additional information

More information about the hormonal therapy can be found in our knowledge base.


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