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Drug May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

New Guidelines for Healthy Men to Talk to Their Doctors About Taking Proscar

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Howard M. Sandler, MD, a prostate cancer specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, says that he would consider taking a 5-ARI for prostate cancer prevention on a trial basis.

"If I tried it for a month or two and developed side effects, it would probably not be worth taking. But if I had no side effects, I probably would take it. It might help me sleep better at night," he tells WebMD.

The guidelines will be published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the March issue of The Journal of Urology.

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