NSAIDs Lower PCa Death Risk
The finding is based on a study of 96,244 Swedish prostate cancer patients, of whom 1,168 had at least one hospitalization for rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers assumed that the patients with RA took aspirin or other NSAIDs. Among patients with and without RA, the mean age at cancer diagnosis was 74 years and the duration of follow-up was five years.
Overall, prostate cancer patients who had ever been hospitalized for RA had a 12% reduced risk of dying from the malignancy compared with men who had not. Men who had been hospitalized for RA more than 10 times had a 44% decreased prostate cancer-specific mortality compared with men who did not have RA.
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