HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Common osteoporosis treatment may help men with prostate cancer suffering from bone loss

inistered.

"Since most men with prostate cancer remain on androgen deprivation therapy for an indefinite amount of time, bone loss can be a serious and long-term side effect from therapy," said Joel Nelson, M.D., co-author of the study and professor and chairman of the department of urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "With more than 230,000 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, the addition of alendronate therapy could help to prevent the incidence of debilitating bone fractures."

Androgen deprivation therapy works by depriving the body of testosterone, an androgen hormone that increases the growth of prostate tumors. However, testosterone also is essential to maintaining bone mass in men. While doctors have been using this type of therapy for more than a decade to treat men with late-stage metastatic prostate cancer, they have begun using it more recently in men with earlier-stage disease and for longer periods of time; this increased exposure increases the risk for developing osteoporosis.

"These results suggest to us that men who are under treatment for prostate cancer should be encouraged to get a bone density test and that those at risk could benefit greatly from bone-preserving therapy," said Dr. Greenspan.


'"/>


25-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
2. Commonly used pain medications do not prevent Alzheimers disease
3. Common anesthetic may induce cell death, generation of Alzheimers-associated protein
4. Common blood pressure drug treats muscular dystrophy in mice
5. Common PTSD drug is no more effective than placebo
6. Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
7. Commonwealth Fund commission says the US health care system needs thorough transformation
8. Commonly recommended sedative does not improve infant sleep
9. Common asthma inhaler causing deaths, researchers assert
10. Common painkillers associated with increased risk of first hospital admission for heart failure
11. Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/20/2017)... , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... offering a full range of emergency dental care at his office, Antoine Dental ... When patients experience dental emergencies, they are at risk for serious complications and ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... gift from Constellation Brands to purchase a new ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis machine, a state-of-the-art ... waves. The gift was facilitated by the Pepin Family Foundation. , “We greatly ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... "At your fingertips" electronic access ... and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) have partnered to improve connectivity of ... health information exchange, DHIN stores and shares real-time health data for more than ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited Ken Matthews to visit ... Butler products. Ken was impressed with the safety and reliability of the Stannah ... on his show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can be heard on News ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... MANDEVILLE, La. (PRWEB) , ... February 18, 2017 ... ... Network released today provides the latest information and contact points to easily connect ... including home care, assisted living, and elder-care funding. It also conveys material on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... -- Acute, Chronic and Prophylaxis GVHD The global ... of 7% from 2016-2021 and CAGR of 3% from 2021-2027. The market ... 2027. The market is estimated at $0.36bn in 2016, $0.51bn in 2021, ... How ... can exploit the future business opportunities emerging in this sector. ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... , February 18, 2017 Marapharm ... to purchase a Medical Delivery Service with the specific ... transactions between qualified patients and caregivers. The delivery service ... located in the Coachella Valley, California ... Los Angeles area to the West, population ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... Feb. 17, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , and ... 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: