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Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients, Johns Hopkins University Study


2/22/2013 7:24:22 AM

Men with advanced prostate cancer might live longer when they are taking blood-thinning medication, a small study suggests. Prostate cancer patients who were also taking a blood thinner, usually to stave off a blood clot, had a 39 percent increase in overall survival over men who were not taking these drugs, report researchers from the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore.

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