Medical or Surgical Castration

Reducing Testosterone to Treat Advanced Disease

Lowering the testosterone can be accomplished either by using medications or by a minor surgical operation. Although this treatment does have side effects, they are usually manageable. Several medications are available, all with similar effectiveness. Learn more about how they work and how they are administered in the accompanying video.

If you get treated with one of the injectable drugs, be sure your doctor monitors your testosterone level about every six months to make sure it is at the correct level. If it is too high, the therapy can be changed. (Reviewed May, 2012)