Patients Suffering From Prostate Cancer Have Stronger Chance of Developing Brain Disorder

July 30th, 2008

Memory_BrainLatest study reveals that men receiving hormonal deprivation therapy for prostate cancer have higher chance of developing cognitive impairment.

Cognitive impairment is a brain disorder in which thinking abilities are mildly impaired. Individuals with cognitive impairment are able to function in everyday activities but have difficulty with memory — trouble i,e. remembering the names of people they met recently, remembering the flow of a conversation, and a tendency to misplace things.

Dr. Christian J. Nelson, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and colleagues reviewed 19 relevant studies of prostate cancer. They found that nearly 47%- 69% of men receiving ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) have developed cognitive impairment. Androgen Deprivation Therapy also known as hormone therapy is mainly used to is to block the level of circulating androgens (male hormones), which can fuel the growth of prostate cancers.

Thus concluding that the patients suffering from prostate cancer and receiving hormone deprivation therapy have a stronger chance of developing Brain disorder.


Filed under Cancer, Health, Neurology, Prostrate


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