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Prostate cancer

11 November 2010

Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?

Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

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"We found that the use of androgen deprivation therapy, either through injections or through surgical castration, for prostate cancer was associated with a 30 to 40 percent increase in risk for colorectal cancer," said lead researcher Dr. Vahakn B. Shahinian, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan.

 

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