Prostate Cancer Pill Brings Hope

Abiraterone acetate, which is being sold under the trade name “Zytiga”, has been discovered to be very effective on those in the advanced stages of prostate cancer.  The drug which was developed works by blocking testosterone production in all tissues, including cancerous ones. Incidentally, testosterone (male sex hormone) triggers the growth and spread of prostate cancer.

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and is situated near the urinary bladder. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The cancer can be easily identified by a simple blood test for PSA (prostate specific antigen), which is a prostate cancer marker. The levels of PSA are elevated in those with prostate cancer. Read more…

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