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ADT and cancer – dangers

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 6, 2010


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ADT and cancer – dangers

A common treatments for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT fights cancer by suppressing male sex hormones. Currently, hundreds of thousands of men (around 600,000) are being treated with ADT for prostate cancer.

University of Michigan Medical School researchers recently examined data from 107,859 prostate cancer patients aged 67 and older.

According to their analysis, men treated with ADT had a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer than men who didn’t receive the treatment. The risk increased the longer the men received the therapy. ADT is also associated with structural bone decay.

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