This is me and Dr. Paul Nguyen at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston where he is the Director of Prostate Brachytherapy and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nguyen is heading a research study to establish data on the lessening of side effects for men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer through exercise.
I suffered very few side effects during treatment and I attribute it to my regimen of exercise, being a vegetarian and getting acupuncture twice a week.
It is widely reported that most men suffer side effects like mood swings, hot flashes, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, head aches, fatigue, breast tenderness and depression when undergoing androgen deprivation therapy. As Dr. Nguyen put it "there can be an avalanche of side effects'.
Having been on the frontline I can attest that the benefits of exercise is undeniable.