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Dr. Samadi - Prostate Cancer Medications and New FDA Warnings

Dr. David Samadi discusses the list of prostate cancer drugs that now require FDA warnings. These drugs are often used as last resort when prostate cancer surgery fails or if prostate cancer has spread to the bone. The drugs lower testosterone which raises the risk of these issues. He advised patients to work with doctors to check their sugar levels, heart function and PSA levels as these prostate cancer medications can cause diabetes, heart attack, stroke and sudden death. Prostate cancer can't be prevented, but race, genetics and family history play a big role. Screening should begin at 40. He advised that not all prostate cancers are slow growing, an elevated psa does not indicate cancer and not every prostate cancer needs treatment.

Fox News, 5:06

Dr. Samadi - Prostate Cancer Medications and New FDA Warnings