What Types of Side Effects Can Hormonal Therapy Cause Specifically In Men?

Question: What types of side effects can hormonal therapy cause specifically in men?

Answer: Well tamoxifen is actually used as the standard of care for the treatment of breast cancer in male breast cancer. I should just mention that men do develop breast cancer, but only about 1 percent -- by comparison to the incidence of breast cancer in women. But it is still a significant problem and tamoxifen is found to be helpful here.

I think that probably the most important side effect that men have noticed is the decrease in libido, so that is something that men make decisions of whether they want to take it or don't want to take it based on quality of life issues. So libido is the main thing for men.

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