Hormone Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Raise Diabetes Risk, Philippine General Hospital Study

Published: Jun 06, 2011

Men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of developing diabetes or diabetes risk factors if they receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of this cancer. The results of this new study on the second-most common cancer in men were presented at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "These patients may benefit from counseling, screening and closer monitoring for the development of these complications," said the study's lead author, Maria Luisa Cecilia Rivera-Arkoncel, MD, a fellow at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

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