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Mayank M. Agarwal, Niranjan Khandelwal, Arup K. Mandal, Satyawati V. Rana, Vivek Gupta, Vaddi Chandra Mohan and Gottapu V. M. K. Kishore Factors affecting bone mineral density in patients with prostate carcinoma before and after orchidectomy Cancer 103

Version of Record online: 13 APR 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21047

In the current study, osteoporosis was common in the age group of men affected by prostate carcinoma and was accelerated by orchidectomy. Quantitative computed tomography was a sensitive tool for detecting changes in bone mineral density (BMD). Periodic assessment of BMD and the knowledge of factors that modify it (e.g. weight, body mass index, physical activity, addiction to smoking and alcohol, and dietary calcium intake) would help to initiate antiosteoporosis treatment early.

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