Does having prostate cancer increase the risk of breaking a bone?

This is a review build on data from nearly 9000 men in the UK, who had prostate cancer and also ended up being admitted to hospital because of a broken bone. Yes, ADT increases the risk of breaking a bone, but the risk is slight and the biggest increase in risk of a fracture serious enough to land someone in the hospital is associated with just having prostate cancer itself.


Jefferies ER, Bahl A, Hounsome L, Eylert MF, Verne J, Persad RA, collaborative P. 2016. Admissions to hospital due to fracture in England in prostate cancer patients treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) - do we have to worry about the hormones? BJU Int [Epub ahead of print] 6 February 2016].