If You Are Having Hormonal Therapy Questions for the doctor: Why do I need this treatment? What is the goal of the treatment? What kind of hormonal therapy should I consider? When will treatment start? What drugs will I be taking? How often? For how long? What will they do? How will we know if the treatment is working? What are the likely short-term and long-term side effects? Which should I tell you about? What can I do about side effects? Are any side effects permanent? If I need hormonal treatment, would surgery to remove te ovaries or testicles be a better option for me? Why? Medical Reviewers: LoCicero, Richard, MD Taylor, Wanda, L., RN, PhD.