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Extended Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Posted 23 Sep 2013 by

MONDAY, Sept. 23 – For men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, long-term hormone therapy after radiation therapy provides no survival advantages compared with short-term hormone therapy, according to a new study. Hormone therapy is used to reduce the levels of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone, which can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells. Researchers examined data ...

Kidney Failure a Possible Risk of Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Study

Posted 18 Jul 2013 by

TUESDAY, July 16 – Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may dramatically increase a man's risk of kidney failure, according to a new study. Use of androgen deprivation therapy was tied to a 250 percent increase in a man's chances of suffering acute kidney injury, Canadian researchers found in a review of more than 10,000 men receiving treatment for early stage prostate cancer. The study appears ...

Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients

Posted 6 Dec 2011 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 6 – Men with prostate cancer who are being treated with hormone therapy do not appear to be at increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a large new review of evidence. Hormone therapy called "androgen deprivation therapy" is a basic of prostate cancer treatment. Several previous studies found that the therapy might increase the risk of cardiac events or even death ...

IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk

Posted 19 May 2010 by

WEDNESDAY, May 19 – Children whose mothers took fertility drugs were almost twice as likely to have autism as other children, new research finds. Being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or born prematurely also seemed to up the risk of autism, according to another study. In the first study, researchers asked 111 women taking part in the Nurses' Health Study II who had a child with an ...

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