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Prostate cancer: A preventive drug

Each year, prostate cancer strikes 90.000 men and is responsible for 10.000 deaths
Each year, prostate cancer strikes 90.000 men and is responsible for 10.000 deaths
 

Each year, prostate cancer strikes 90.000 men and is responsible for 10.000 deaths. Many researchers have studied the possibility of preventing cervical cancer through regular use of a drug as a preventive measure, but without the risk of side effects.

According to a study just published in the Journal of Medicine, a drug, dutasteride, could be the solution as expected. This drug marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, prevents the transfer of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a hormone that promotes the cancer.

Taken as a regular treatment for 4 years, dutasteride may therefore reduce the likelihood of suffering from prostate cancer by 23%.

Side effects, even if they are not absent, are minimal compared to earnings: only a slight decrease in libido was observed.

 
 
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