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Prostate Cancer Blog: Hormonal Therapy Of Prostate Cancer Could Be Lead To Diabetes, Heart Disease

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Feb 10, 2006

Hormonal Therapy Of Prostate Cancer Could Be Lead To Diabetes, Heart Disease

Hormonal Therapy Of Prostate Cancer Could Be Lead To Diabetes, Heart Disease
Hormone therapy is the first best option for patients with recurrent prostate cancer. Hormone therapies is usually used to block testosterone production in an effort to halt or slow the growth of the tumor. New research suggests that hormone therapy may have its own toll. Hormone therapy may put these men at increased risk for developing insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels. This in turn can affect heart health.

Doctors say that hormone therapy may lead to high rate of heart disease in men with prostate cancer as per findings of this research published in the journal Cancer.

Dr. Shehzad Basaria from Johns Hopkins University say that heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in men with prostate cancer. In a study of 53 men with prostate cancer, the researchers found that those treated with hormonal therapy for at least one year were more resistant to the action of insulin, and had higher glucose levels than men who had only received local surgery and or radiation and had normal testosterone levels, and age-matched healthy men with normal testosterone levels.

According to the study, 44 percent of men in the hormone therapy group had blood sugar levels greater than 126, which is among the criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes. In contrast, only about 12 percent of men in the other groups had blood sugar levels this high.


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Prostate cancer
The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

Prostate Cancer Blog: Hormonal Therapy Of Prostate Cancer Could Be Lead To Diabetes, Heart Disease

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