The prostate cancer is one of the diseases that appear in men. The topic is already known, in the field of medicine, for a subject that, most of the time, they prefer not to talk about.
Whether out of fear or shame, not talking about the disease can be dangerous. This is because, in most cases, the cancer prostate grows slowly and shows no signs long, but when diagnosed, the stage of disease may be advanced.
As treatment, depending on the case, doctors recommend surgery (removal of the prostate) or hormonal treatment.
A drug option that reduces the level of male hormones, such as testosterone, as they are able to stimulate cancer cells.
However, according to the study, this treatment (hormonal therapy) can cause side effects that affect the sexual functioning of men and also the emotional.
Danish researchers analyzed about 5,600 men with prostate cancer to see how this relationship (hormone therapy and depression ) develops.
As a result, scientists observed that over time, more than 770 men experienced depression.
The discovery showed that those who were treated with hormone-reducing medications, the chances of depression doubled when compared to other patients.