Why isn't hormone therapy used in all prostate cancers?
An observation and insightful comment by one group member here: "Lupron/Eligard both shrink the prostate and stops the production of testosterone which feeds the growth of prostate cancer." If so, why don't all treatment options of prostate cancer include hormone therapy? I am waiting on a second opinion for my treatment (Lupron + EBRT) from Mayo hoping I can do without the often dreaded side effects of hormone therapy. I realize one size doesn't fit all, but why is hormone therapy used in some prostate cancers and not in others?