Castration NOT ANSWER for Prostate Cancer

Localized prostate cancer rarely helped by hormone therapy – LA Times

“Medical castration to treat such tumors doesn’t extend survival, and its side effects outweigh any potential benefit, a study finds.”

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-sci-prostate9-2008jul09,0,4425615.story

http://www.healthnewsreview.org/review/review.php?rid=1391

“The results of the study in question show that at least in this case (older men with localized prostate cancer) that the drive to do something does not necessarily result in doing better. As the story indicated, hormone therapy, like most treatments, is not without important side effects that affect health and quality of life and so its use needs to be considered in terms of the benefit it has been demonstrated to provide.”

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