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Medication may safely prevent prostate cancer: expert says recent data should ease concerns about using finasteride to reduce the risk of this deadly ... chest): An article from: Men's Health Advisor-Unavailable

  • Title: Medication may safely prevent prostate cancer: expert says recent data should ease concerns about using finasteride to reduce the risk of this deadly ... chest): An article from: Men's Health Advisor
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  • Released: 0000-00-00
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For years, medical experts have sought ways a man could lower his risk of prostate cancer.

They thought they'd found it in 2003, when the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) showed that use of the drug finasteride reduced the risk of prostate cancer by up to 25 percent when compared to a placebo. The only problem was that men in the finasteride group who developed prostate cancer tended to have a more aggressive form. This finding has made many urological experts think twice about using finasteride as a preventive therapy.

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