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Hip fracture complications of prostate cancer treatment

23rd - 25th Oct 2014

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Published: 07.11.14
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Sara Faithfull - University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Sara Faithfull explains the correlation between prostate cancer and hip fractures to ecancertv at SIOG 2014. Patients who are successfully treated for prostate cancer could later die to complications from a hip fracture.

"Seven percent of the men [with hip fractures] in the database had prostate cancer and were treated for it," she says, suggesting that when patients are placed on androgen deprivation, doctors should follow up for hip fracture screening.

 

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