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Current therapeutic options include surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal manipulation therapy or a combination of these.
degarelix is one of the first drugs in an emerging, novel class of prostate cancer treatments, in a field where new options to treat tumours that are responsive to hormonal manipulation therapy are desperately needed," commented Mr Philip Weston MCh FRCS (Urol), Consultant Urological Surgeon of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, UK.
These can be difficult, as hormonal manipulation can have side-effects and taking water tablets to reduce the swelling, which most women instinctively feel would help, actually tends not to.