|Hot Flashes and Memory in Men with Prostate Cancer|
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a medication prescribed to men with prostate cancer to lower levels of gonadal hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Hot flashes are a common side effect of Lupron and other depot GnRH analog therapies. A recent research study used a portable monitor to measure hot flashes in women and found that hot flashes were related to poorer performance on some tests of mental abilities. It is unknown if hot flashes are also related to poorer performance in men. The goal of this study is to determine whether hot flashes are also negatively related to memory impairments in men receiving Lupron or other depot GnRH analog therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer. We are currently recruiting men aged 18 and up who are experiencing hot flashes as a side effect of their androgen deprivation therapy.