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Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Dementia

Men being treated with prostate cancer therapies that reduce their testosterone levels are at greater risk of developing dementia within five years. Reducing testosterone levels with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common treatment for prostate cancer.A new retrospective study of patient medical records suggests that men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as prostate cancer patients who are not.
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