TV News LIES

Friday, Jul 03rd

Last update03:34:43 AM GMT

You are here News Health Skin patches 'tackle prostate cancer'

Skin patches 'tackle prostate cancer'

E-mail Print PDF

Prostrate cancerSkin patches which deliver oestrogen into the blood may be a cheaper and safer treatment for prostate cancer than current therapies, a study says.

The main treatment is injections of a chemical to cut levels of testosterone - the driving force of many prostate cancers - but it causes side effects. The Imperial College London study in the Lancet Oncology compared patches and injections in 254 patients.

It found patches were safe and should avoid menopause-like side effects.

Using oestrogen to treat prostate cancer is an old treatment.

Both oestrogen and testosterone are very similar chemically, so ramping up the levels of oestrogen in the body can reduce the amount of testosterone produced - and slow prostate cancer growth.

However, taking oral oestrogen pills caused significant health problems by overdosing the liver. The organ then produced chemicals which caused blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Industry payments to doctorsFew days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment...

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

Vaccine law, CaliforniaCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed a mandatory school vaccination bill into law Tuesday, abolishing the “personal...

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba leminates mother to child HIVCuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Medical marijuana arrives next week in Minnesota – but smoking it is banned

Medical marijuanaThere will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week, when Minnesota joins 21 other...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!