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WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS I SHOULD EXPECT AFTER THE HORMONE THERAPY?

The side effects vary depending on the type of the hormone therapy you have while some side effects vary from the drug used. The side effects also depend on the gender of the patient.

In men:

  • There may be cases of tiredness
  • Difficulty getting an erection between 3 to 12 months of the treatment
  • Sweating and hot flushes
  • Weight gain
  • Breast tenderness (high dose of bicalutamide)
  • Pain from tumour flare
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Bone changes

In women:

  • Tiredness
  • Digestive problems
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Hair thinning
  • Bone and muscle changes
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Blood clot