Prostate Cancer Drugs Could Pose Risk to Heart Health

FDA reviewing safety of anti-hormone treatments due to links with heart disease and diabetes.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it is investigating the safety of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, a class of drugs used to treat prostate cancer, after evidence linking them with a rise in the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Its not the first time concerns have been raised about the use of hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer-a 2009 study suggested it raises the risk of heart disease by as much as 25 percent
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