Warning - Hormone Treatment For Prostate Cancer May Affect Your Brain.
Posted Aug 23 2008 9:18pm
Where it comes to prostate cancer, once again I would like to stress prevention rather than cure.
For fear of sounding like a stuck record I would like to highlight some recent findings published in the media, concerning prostate cancer.
A recent review of the literature has found that hormone deprivation therapy, a commonly used treatment for prostate cancer , may have subtle adverse effects on cognition in patients–such as in the ability to recall and concentrate.
Published in the September 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that clinicians and patients should be aware of these potential effects and watch closely for their appearance.
For years, hormone deprivation therapy, also known as androgen depletion therapy, has been used as an effective treatment for prostate cancer because hormones such as testosterone drive the growth of prostate cancer cells.
The most common way to achieve androgen depletion is through chemical castration with drugs such as leuprolide and goserelin.
Androgen depletion therapy has traditionally been reserved for advanced cases of prostate cancer, but increasing numbers of men with earlier stages of the disease are also undergoing the treatment.
I must say alarming an questions that come to mind here, if hormone therapy affects your brain and your brain being one of the major areas of attack when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia could there be a link?
My advice to you is, do all you can to prevent prostate cancer (the no1 cancer amongst men).
Make sure that you know what you are up against and the simple yet effective natural way in which to promote prostate health and prevent prostate cancer.