Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Doctors write 300,000 prescriptions for drug

From the Globe and Mail:
As a senior manager at the Calgary company that makes popular SMART Boards, Ken Dreger is a no-nonsense, can-do type of guy.

He has taken the same approach to his battle with prostate cancer, and as a co-founder of the group ProstAid Warriors. “I'm not just going to sit back and die without a fight,” Mr. Dreger said. “My goal is to get to 65.”

He is 63 today.

Mr. Dreger was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, and underwent surgery to remove his prostate gland. Treatment failed, as it does for about one in five men.

He was prescribed androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production of testosterone. These drugs are the last hope for patients whose cancer is spreading, but they cause chemical castration. ...more

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