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Does Avodart increase the chance of getting prostate cancer?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: how dangerous in causing aggressive prostate cancer is Avodart?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It may double the risk for high grade cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

clinical studies have shown that avodart may double the cases of high grade prostate cancer (Gleason score 8-10) compared to placebo (1% vs 0.5%).

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Does Avodart increase the chance of getting prostate cancer?

Brief Answer: It may double the risk for high grade cancer Detailed Answer: Hello, clinical studies have shown that avodart may double the cases of high grade prostate cancer (Gleason score 8-10) compared to placebo (1% vs 0.5%). Kind Regards!