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Hormone Therapy Combined with Radiation Extends Prostate Cancer Patient’s Life

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to NIH News (National Institutes of Health), short-term hormone therapy combined with radiation is found to extend the lives of men who have been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. You may find it necessary to seek long-term disability benefits if you have been diagnosed with a severe health condition. While you are facing lengthy treatment and recovery, disability benefits can help to offset your lost income.

This study, supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), involved close to 2,000 men who have low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. They were followed for a period of 9 years, with some undergoing radiation treatment and others combining it with short-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

The study revealed overall survival rates for men who combined treatments was 62%, in comparison to 57% for men who chose radiation therapy as their only treatment plan; however, hormone therapy does come with its own set of side effects such as erectile dysfunction and hot flashes, which must also be carefully considered.

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