Cancer patients taking statins may have lower risk of dying
Dr. David Samadi explains
- Duration 2:53
- Date Nov 10, 2012
Dr. David Samadi explains
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-- when that was real treat this morning and here's some great news for you to.
It's hope for cancer patients there's some brand new research that finds that if you take cholesterol lowering -- -- it could lower your risk of death from cancer.
Doctor David -- is the chief of the division of robotics at Mount Sinai Medical Center cancer specialist and a member of the Fox News medical aid team as you all know.
Doctor this is very significant because millions of Americans are on Staten cynicism is a pretty legit study.
Yes this is actually -- good landmark study coming from Denmark Jamie was published this week.
And so everything that we're bringing to you told latest news this is from New England from Madison.
It looked at over 300000.
Patients which is a great one minute it's still an observation -- -- bug -- a good learning a lot.
From this study what they are seeing is.
If followed patients for about twelve years and the ones that were taking step in the cholesterol lowering medications.
They ought to have a chance of 15% lower chance of dying.
From their cancers 1515%.
You may still get camps are but you may have better -- -- -- this is among the cancer patients the cancer patients who.
Who were on cholesterol lowering medications.
He had 50% lower chance of death which is quite significant now.
-- don't know what exactly mechanism is whether -- has to do with directly to the lower the cholesterol or some -- -- -- in the cell.
That would prevent the cells from migrating or metastasized.
We don't know yet.
And so that the question that comes up if -- if you have cancer should you be taking these medications should you be talking -- doctor and asked to take his that is.
We're not quite there yet we're learning a lot from the physiology behind this.
But I don't think that if you have cancer you watching this program you should automatically go and take these kind of medications.
They have side effects to have some muscle pain in the that are functioning everyone's absolutely but I think what we also know from my field of prostate cancer.
We know that -- advanced prostate cancer Staten have lowered their risk of recurrence and fatal cases so there's something there this obviously adds to some of the archives of knowledge are we having cancer so these I think we should look into this we need further studies to find out exactly what's going on.
You know we're always looking for answers in and I I guess my -- column would be if you're on status and you concerned about taking status may be this is a reason to get you to take your medication because they do work doctor -- thank.
What's of one of the most common medications we use in this country -- billions of dollars an absolutely Jamie they do war.
So this would be paid it good reason that if you have a borderline cholesterol you happen to be cancer survivor or cats -- patient.
Taking its medication -- will hopefully reduce the rate of cancer -- help.
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