Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Medical News: ADT for Prostate Cancer Raises Heart Risks - in Urology, Prostate Cancer from MedPage Today

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By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer can exacerbate cardiac risk factors and may increase the risk of heart attack and cardiac death, according to an advisory supported by four medical organizations.

However, the groups did not offer specific guidelines for clinicians on when to employ ADT therapy or avoid it.

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