Managing the side effects of bicalutamide monotherapy

In Europe, bicalutamide monotherapy with a dose of 150 mg/d is a widely used option for prostate cancer patients who wish to avoid the consequences of standard androgen deprivation using an LHRH agonist such as leuprolide acetate. However, bicalutamide induces gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts) and mastalgia/mastodynia (pain in the breasts) in most patients. … READ MORE …