If you've been diagnosed with cancer, chemotherapy agents (medications) will most likely be used to cure the disease, shrink a tumor, prevent the cancer from spreading, or relieve the symptoms of the disease.  This is done through injections, IVs, pills, or indirect injections to fluid around your spinal cord and brain. Regardless of how the chemotherapy is administered, it works by killing fast growing cells. Unfortunately, weight loss is a side effect of the treatment. Learn how to prevent weight loss, put on weight during treatment, and understand the importance of a healthy weight.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone . Certain clinical effects and adverse reactions demonstrate the androgenic properties of this class of drugs. Complete dissociation of anabolic and androgenic effects has not been achieved. The actions of anabolic steroids are therefore similar to those of male sex hormones with the possibility of causing serious disturbances of growth and sexual development if given to young children. Anabolic steroids suppress the gonadotropic functions of the pituitary and may exert a direct effect upon the testes .
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