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Your prostate, your cancer, your treatment and you

Reducing testosterone

Prostap DCS is a synthetic hormone that can be used to reduce levels of testosterone circulating the body. However, as you will see, Prostap DCS doesn’t act directly on testosterone.

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LHRH hormone

LHRH, like testosterone, is a hormone. It is produced in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus and regulates how much testosterone is in the blood.

The relationship between LHRH and testosterone is very straightforward:

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Prostap DCS – an LHRH agonist

Prostap DCS is an LHRH agonist. It causes the hypothalamus to stop producing LHRH, which reduces the levels of testosterone in the blood. The result is that the prostate tumour is starved of testosterone, so it slows the growth. The tumour may even shrink.

As with any treatment, Prostap DCS may come with some side effects. Most of these are linked to the reduction in testosterone. You can find out more about these in the ‘What to expect from Prostap DCS’ section.

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