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Hormone Suppression Therapy Shown to Prolong Life Should Prostate Cancer Return Post Prostatectomy

A study funded by the National Cancer Institute and published yesterday in The New England Journal of Medicine, has demonstrated when there is a recurrence of prostate cancer, following surgery, those men who were treated with both radiation and hormone suppressing drugs were more likely to live longer and with less spread or metastasis of their cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 160,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S.and almost 27,000 men will die from it in 2017. Unfortunately, after surgery to remove the prostate, more than 30% of men suffer a recurrence. The question is how and whether to treat those men based on their age and individual circumstances.

Prostate cancer grows when exposed to testosterone and androgens. Hormone treatment could include drugs which block or diminish the production of these hormones; or, administering estrogen to counter the effects of testosterone. The study begun in 1998 involved researchers and patients from 150 locations in North America. Men who had more aggressive cancers had the most to gain from hormone suppression treatment. The men who had both radiation and hormone suppression treatments reduced their risk of death from their prostate cancer by more than 50%.(5.8% with both treatments versus 13.4% with radiation only) 

Ronald C. Burke, Esq

Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the New York State. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ron is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He is a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!

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