Dec 19, 2009 9:20 AM by Jamie Smith

Study says stress from diagnosis of prostate cancer could cause heart attack

Men with prostate cancer may not die from the disease, rather the stress of the diagnosis could cause a heart attack!

Researchers in Sweden studied data collected from men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1961 and 2004. They found after 1987, men diagnosed with the disease were three times more likely to have a heart attack in the first week after diagnosis, compared to men without the disease.

The overall suicide rate was low, but the risk was eight times higher than the general population during that first week.



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FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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