Study: Advanced prostate cancer treatment can raise risk of hip fracture

12/21/2004 | Reuters Health

The common treatment of removal of the testes to treat advanced prostate cancer can increase men's risk for hip fractures, according to a new study. The testes are removed to suppress testosterone production, but the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis also can result, and doctors advise that osteoporosis prevention should be instituted directly after the procedure.

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