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Drug hope for prostate sufferers; MEDICINE.

A NEW treatment for prostate problems could reduce the need for surgery and halt disease progression, its manufacturers claimed.

A four-year study by GlaxoSmithKline into a treatment using two drugs - CombAT - found results were better than using individual drugs - Avodart or Tamsulosin - alone.

Almost half of men over 50 have benign prostate hyperplasia, an enlarged prostate which in itself is not life-threatening.

BPH is associated with incontinence and the urge to urinate more frequently.

Urology expert Dr Mark Embleton said: "The results show BPH can be effectively treated, reducing the risk of disease progression."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 14, 2009
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