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Radiotherapy increases chances of secondary cancers in men with prostate cancer

Posted on: 21st September 2016

What are the risks?

Treating prostate cancer with radiotherapy increases the risk of a secondary cancer by almost 70 per cent.

Research

Researchers say that men with slow-growing prostate cancer shouldn’t be given radiotherapy; the treatment increases the risk of bowel cancer by 68 per cent, rectal cancer by 62 per cent and bladder cancer by 39 per cent.

Source – BMJ, 2016

Green tea reduces prostate cancer risk

Posted on: 13th November 2015

What has research shown?

Men who are at high risk of developing prostate cancer can reduce their chance dramatically by drinking green tea every day. Catechins, compounds found in the tea, block cancer cell growth and stop it spreading, say researchers from the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre.

green tea

Researchers point out that 20 per cent of green tea is drunk in Asian countries where prostate cancer deaths are among the lowest in the world.
Source – Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, May 2015