Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer-Presented by UFM Underwear
Underwear For Men is proud to do more than manufacture and sell premium mens underwear. In support of our numerous customers who have survived prostate cancer, Underwear For Men is bringing awareness to prostate cancer. If you are suffering from prostate cancer, your doctor may present a few treatment options. Surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy are common treatment options used for prostate cancer. Learn more about hormone therapy and how it impacts treatment in order to best prepare yourself for fighting prostate cancer. We strive to be a source of valid information on men’s health issues – all with the end goal of helping men become better men. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, but when detected early, it has a survival rate of 98% treatable. By talking about these issues, UFM encourages men to take in active role in helping raise awareness of prostate cancer. Know the signs. Get tested. Help spread the word.
How Do I Know if I Need Hormone Therapy?
About one-third of men with prostate cancer require some form of hormone therapy. This is because this form of cancer is often fed by hormones. (Much like ovarian cancer in women). Testosterone actually fuels the growth of prostate cancer in some men. So, managing the hormone production in your body actually halts the spread and growth of cancer in the body. In a recent interview, urologist Dr. Ronald Wheeler said, “Be educated. Patients have a choice in diagnostics and they have a right to make an informed decision about their treatment.” This is how we feel at UFM. In an age of education and awareness, getting a number of treatment options from a medical professional easily gets overwhelming. If your doctor believes hormone therapy is the right route to take, he or she may recommend a specific treatment option. But, knowing your choices propels you to a more informed treatment decision. Know the facts before you start hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
Why is Hormone Therapy Used for Prostate Cancer?
Because some prostate cancer is fed by hormones, using hormone therapy as a treatment option stalls the growth and spread of cancer. It is often recommended for high-grade, later stage tumors. If cancer spreads beyond the prostate, hormone therapy is an option as well. Your doctor might advise hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer if surgery is not an option. Other reasons it may be right for you include the cancer has come back after treatment, the cancer has a high risk of returning after radiation, or decreasing the size of the cancer before treatment boosts your chances of success.
Ways to Treat Prostate Cancer with Hormone Therapy
There are a few types of hormone therapy, and your doctor is sure to recommend a specific route depending on your unique case. Depending on your age, diagnosis, and the severity of your cancer your doctor may recommend one of the following types of hormone therapy: Anti-Androgens: These medications actually block testosterone from interacting with your cancer cells. Used in combination with other treatments, anti-androgens work to completely halt the growth of cancer cells. LHRH Agonists: After a small surge in hormone release, this medication actually signals the testicles to slow testosterone production. Producing less testosterone often stops the growth of your cancer. The effects of this treatment are not usually permanent, so once you stop getting the treatment your body resumes hormone production as usual. Orchiectomy: This is the most drastic form of hormone therapy because it is the surgical removal of the testicles. The testicles are responsible for producing testosterone. Their removal actually keeps this hormone from feeding the prostate cancer. It is a cost-effective, lasting option for men facing the need to suppress hormones for the rest of their lives. Hormone therapy has side effects. Your doctor is always a source of information in weighing your treatment options. While there are potential negatives to hormone therapy, the benefits often outweigh these in some patients. If your life is at risk, knowing your treatment options and making an educated decision makes all of the difference.
Get Peace of Mind Knowing Your Options
The primary purpose of education on prostate cancer is to give patients peace of mind. At Underwear For Men, we believe in presenting you with the research, facts, and options. This allows you to make an informed choice about your health. Always talk to your doctor about your symptoms and work with your medical team before treatment. With the right information, you get peace of mind knowing your treatment decision suits your family history, your personal preference, and more. We urge you to see your doctors as a group of professionals rooting for you to recover quickly but also to help you beat prostate cancer.
Get Boost of Confidence When Wearing UFM Mens Underwear
At a time when you may not feel very manly, Underwear For Men mens underwear are sporty and stylish, and offer a boost of confidence. The boxer briefs are available in 7 colors. We offer big and tall size for guys with up to a 58-inch waist. The adjustable pouch isolates and supports your manhood to prevent chafe, and keep you cool and comfortable. In addition, the fabrics are soft and breathable. It truly feels like having nothing on. Our urologist recommended underwear not only boosts your confidence, it gives you support. Vincent L., a UFM wearer, says, "I had prostate cancer and currently have to wear incontinence pads as a result of my surgery. I have had a problem finding undershorts that are comfortable with the extra padding I now have to wear. These shorts are FANTASTIC as they accommodate the additional padding as well as provide great support. I definitely plan to buy more in the near future. These shorts are GREAT!!"
About Underwear For Men Medical Mens Underwear
Underwear For Men is a mens underwear company helping men become better men. We started as a company that created athletic underwear for guys needing support and comfort during workouts. It didn’t take long to realize men were using our US patented and Intl patents pending adjustable pouch underwear for everyday, work, and medical use as well. You simply tie the drawstrings and it eliminates your need to adjust at any time throughout the day. This creates a gentle hammock that feels customized to your size. Underwear For Men is a mens underwear designed to isolate your manhood and keep you securely in place. This is advantageous when the area is especially sensitive due to prostate cancer treatment. If you have any padding to keep in place, UFMs keep it secure and never jostles you. Our urologist recommended underwear is available in briefs, 6-inch, and 9-inch boxer briefs. Dr. Wheeler recommends UFMs to his patients because “I realized leakage problems would go away, I knew this would be a great fit for my temporarily incontinent patients. It also allows men to feel manly again after prostate cancer treatments of all types.” See for yourself why mens underwear from Underwear For Men is the right option for you.