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Do Statins Prevent Cancer?

Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 09:56 AM

Dear Dr. Hibberd:
I am an avid reader of your column and I have a question for you. Prostate cancer runs in my immediate family, although no one has died of it. I recently read that statins lower the risk of prostate cancer. Is this something I should consider?

There is some research that has indicated that statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, are associated with lower risk for cancer, but, as of now, further evidence is needed to advise statins for cancer prevention.

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