Study: Painkillers may influence screening for prostate cancer

09/8/2008 | Reuters

Men who regularly took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, had prostate-specific antigen levels that were 10% lower than patients who did not use the treatments, a U.S. study found. But it remained unclear whether lower levels indicate a reduced risk of prostate cancer or whether NSAIDs affect the accuracy of level screenings, researchers said.

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