Common prostate cancer treatment may double Alzheimer’s risk – UPI.com

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzhei...

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Micrograph showing prostatic acinar a...

English: Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Gleason pattern 4. H&E stain. Prostate currettings. See also Image:Gleason 4 and 5 intermed mag.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Latest research findings claim that prostate cancer is commonly treated with androgen blockers but the treatment has now been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Source: Common prostate cancer treatment may double Alzheimer’s risk – UPI.com

It’s really hard to cut through the risks of various medical treatments. Firstly, there’s the relative probability, then there’s dependency on other variables, like other medication, herbal remedies, health, diet, addictions etc.

Surely, there’s a better way for the medical professional to share the relative risks?

Thoughts?

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