Incidence of fractures causing hospitalisation in prostate cancer patients: results from the population-based PCBaSe Sweden.

@article{Thorstenson2012IncidenceOF,
  title={Incidence of fractures causing hospitalisation in prostate cancer patients: results from the population-based PCBaSe Sweden.},
  author={Andreas Thorstenson and Ola Bratt and Olof Akre and Henrik Hellborg and Lars H Holmberg and Mats Lambe and Anna Bill-Axelson and P{\"a}r Stattin and J. Patrik Adolfsson},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={1672-81}
}
BACKGROUND Prostate cancer patients have an increased risk of fractures as a consequence of skeletal metastases and osteoporosis induced by endocrine treatment. Data on incidence of fractures and risks in subgroups of men with prostate cancer are sparse. Our aim with this study is to report the risk of fractures among men with prostate cancer in a nationwide population-based study. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 76,600 Swedish men diagnosed with prostate cancer 1997-2006 in the Prostate… CONTINUE READING