may increase risk for certain heart diseases, warns Reina Haque, PhD, MPH.
Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) reduces male hormones to stop them from stimulating prostate cancer cells to grow.
Recent finding: Men on ADT with early, localized prostate cancer had a 81% higher risk for heart failure and a slightly increased risk for heart rhythm disorders, compared with those not on ADT. If you are on ADT, be monitored closely for heart disease.
Source Bottom Line Personal November 2017 Reina Haque, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist in the department of research and evaluation at Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena.
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