Hormone Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients Associated with Heart Disease
Prostate cancer can occur in any man and there are many ways to overcome this disease, one with hormone therapy. However, recent studies suggest that hormone therapy is associated with heart disease. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, involved 7,637 male participants from California. The participants were men diagnosed with prostate cancer from 1998 to 2008. Reina Haque, the lead researcher of Kaiser Permanente in Pasadena, California, said the study focused on hormone therapy known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). This therapy is done by removing prostate cancer cells from male sex hormones.
“” There are about 30 per cent of men who do this ADT to encourage healing, “” Haque was quoted as saying in the New York Times. Also read: Patients with Prostate Cancer who Live Hormone Therapy is Vulnerable to Dementia In fact, men who did not have cardiovascular disease and ADT had an increase heart disease risk of 81 percent compared to men who did not do ADT. In addition, they also have a slightly increased risk of heart rhythm disorders
While men who have cardiovascular disease are also at high risk of rhythm disturbances and heart flow compared patients who do not perform these therapies, “” he added. Haque also reminded that the results of this study is very important for prostate patients who have risk factors for heart disease. Because then the patient can know what therapy will do
The results of this study can make people think about whether ADT can be a treatment that should be used or not, “” pungkasnya.Read also: Hormone Therapy Disconnect Can Shorten Men’s Age
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