Can statins reduce the change of developing prostate cancer or the recurrence of it?

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Squirm
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm soliciting opinions. Interesting article here:
 
"One study found that men who were taking statins before undergoing surgical removal of their prostate had a lower risk of having the cancer return. "The use of statins at the time of surgery was associated with a 30 percent reduction in the risk of recurrence of prostate cancer," said lead researcher Dr. Robert J. Hamilton, a urology resident at the University of Toronto Medical Center in Ontario, Canada."

dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Squirm,
I have read these articles and decided I must be unlucky as I have been on statin drugs for 12 or 15 yrs, so long I can't remember. I think I was in the 96% or so group that was not suppose to recur.....oops. Anyway you get what you get I guess....lol. A good read anywho.


David
Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!

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