Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
It is important to avoid drawing conclusions from this early research. Since asthma is a serious condition, the benefits of treatment continue to outweigh the risks in most people.
Men with asthma should not to stop taking medication on the basis of the results of the study. If you have concerns about the results of the study, please discuss them with your doctor.
Further Research Needed to Evaluate Link Between Asthma/Asthma Inhalers and Prostate Cancer Risk
A recently published study assessed whether a history of asthma or the use of asthma medications was associated with prostate cancer risk. The researchers found that having asthma and using inhalers may increase a man's likelihood of developing prostate cancer. The results of this small study need to be confirmed by much bigger studies before conclusions about the link between asthma, the use of asthma medicines and the risk of prostate cancer can be made.
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