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Testicle removal to treat prostate cancer may increase osteoporosis risk

Bilateral orchiectomy surgery to treat prostate cancer may increase the risk of hip fractures report Swedish researchers. The report in The Journal of Urology claims that the procedure almost doubled the risk of fractures of spine, pelvis, femoral neck, interochanter, thigh and lower leg. Thus it is important that osteoporosis treatment be offered following the surgery to remove the testicles. It was found that 12% of men undergoing the surgery suffered a femoral neck fracture within 10 years compared to roughly 5% in men without prostate cancer or with prostate cancer and without the surgery.

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About: Testicle removal to treat prostate cancer may increase osteoporosis risk

Date: 20 December 2004

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