Health Watch -- More on prostate research
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Last year, researchers reported that this drug, finasteride, not only treats benign enlargement of the prostate, but also helps prevent or delay prostate cancer. That report was the culmination of more than 30 years of research.
Doctors at medical centers across the country, including UT Southwestern, followed the progress of nearly 10,000 men being treated with this drug over a seven-year period. The drug appeared to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by nearly 25 percent, in addition to relieving some of the urinary symptoms associated with enlarged prostate.
Next on Healthwatch: what you need to do about enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
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