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Hormone blocking drugs can help men

Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 10:28:59-05

Hormone blocking drugs may prolong the lives of men who's prostate cancer returns.

Most prostate cancer patients undergo radiation after a recurrence of the disease, but a new study found that the combination of drugs and radiation that block male hormones is most effective. 

After 12 years, roughly 76-percent of men who got both treatments were still alive, compared to the 71-percent who only had radiation.

The hormone blocking treatment had the greatest benefits for men who had aggressive cancers.