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Postdiagnosis Statin Use Associated With Reduced Mortality in Patients With Prostate Cancer

User
Posted 01 September 2017 15:42:10(UTC)

Research coming out of Denmark indicates that statins taken post diagnosis has the potential to reduce mortality in PCa patients.

 

http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2016.71.8981

Roger
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User
Posted 02 September 2017 08:53:48(UTC)

"Post-diagnosis statin use was associated with reduced mortality from prostate cancer; however, it remains to be established whether this association is causal."

Certainly suggests an association, with a small but significant gain.

But all you needed to be in the 'statins' group is "two or more prescriptions" - which means I qualify, even though I dropped statins six months post-diagnosis because of the side effects.

I'd have been more impressed if they matched mortality rates with cholesterol levels - then I'd know if migrating from statins to muesli / porridge was a good move!

-- Andrew --

"I intend to live forever, or die trying" - Groucho Marx
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Posted 02 September 2017 11:41:44(UTC)
As soon as I was diagnosed, my urologist put me on statins, aspirin and vitamin D.

Ulsterman
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