Bladder Cancer Mortality in Men Lower When treated with Prostate Enlargement medication Dutasteride or Finasteride
In a study of 10,720 men newly diagnosed with bladder cancer during 1997 to 2012, the researchers found that 5-ARI use before diagnosis and after diagnosis was associated with a significant 15% and 22% decreased the risk of bladder cancer-specific death, respectively, compared with non-use.
The study supports the role of androgens and benefits of 5-alpha-reductase inhibition in the progression of bladder cancer, the investigators concluded.
Mäkelä VJ, Kotsar A, Tammela TL, Murtola TJ. Bladder cancer survival in men using 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Data presented at the 33rd European Association of Urology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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