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Men Taking Medications for Enlarged Prostate Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Men treated with medications for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) experienced a two-year delay in diagnosis of their prostate cancer and were twice as likely to have advanced disease upon diagnosis, report University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers.

Men who took drugs that inhibit the enzyme 5α-reductase, known as 5-ARIs, were diagnosed with prostate cancer 3.6 years after the first signs of elevated levels of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA) compared to 1.4 years for men who did not use 5-ARI. The findings are published in the May 6, 2019 online issue of JAMA Internal Medicine .

To read the full article: https://tinyurl.com/yxa2j4jr

 

source: Yadira Galindo - UC San Diego Health