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Prostate Cancer

There is some good news for patients with locally advanced prostate cancer.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study of men treated with external radiation plus a medicine which reduces their male hormones, called goserelin.

The results of the study of 415 men show that those treated with both of these methods had a five year survival rate of 79% while those treated with radiation alone had a 62% survival rate.

Intense study of the best way to treat prostate cancer continues.

There may be more good news in the near future.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.






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