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Jun 3, 2014 7:27 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Chemotherapy may increase lifespan for prostate cancer patients

Men with advanced prostate cancer may live longer if they're given chemotherapy earlier in the treatment process.

A study funded by the National Cancer institute involved 800 men diagnosed with prostate cancer after their tumors had already spread to other parts of the body.

Researchers compared the outcomes of men either on hormone therapy alone or hormone therapy and chemotherapy.

Men who added chemotherapy lived about 15 months longer than the control group.

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