I particularly dislike the euphemism "hormone therapy." Makes it sound like you're getting a bonus, rather than having something taken away.
...they think they are "on hormones" (the very commonly used phrase), as if it were a supplementation process, rather than hormone deprivation. Amazing.
This is my greatest peeve as well. There needs to be a better name for HT. In conversation I refer to it as "hormone depletion". Often I simply refer to it as "chemo" though those (i.e., women) who have had cytoxic chemo may protest us guys using the term.
When I mentioned to my wife's mother that I had lost all my body hair, she asked, "shouldn't just the opposite be happening?" No matter how much we may offer in the way of explanation, the misconception seems to be ingrained in everyone's minds.... that we are merely on testosterone supplements.
On occasion, a well meaning wife who posts on behalf of her husband will refer to his "HRT" because that is the common treatment for menopause. But people laugh when I mention "manopause" and I've even been told that I am getting a taste of what ALL women experience.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: New Uro, MRI Fusion biopsy, 6 pos Rt Base (15-40-100%) G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g, 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: Started Lupron ADT, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
1/18, 4/18, 7/18, 1/19: PSA's <0.008, T=9
2018: Dx Radiation Colitis & other weird stuff