Causes of High Prolactin Level and How It May Affect You
Prolactin Level and Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer - MedHelp
Treatment with antipsychotic medication can be associated with hyperprolactinemia, which may be asymptomatic or associated with a wide variety of side effects. If other causes of hyperprolactinemic can be ruled out, then careful consideration must be given to the risks and benefits of maintaining the patient on the therapeutic antipsychotic regimen. It is suggested that prolactin levels in patients taking antipsychotics should be monitored, but there is no consensus regarding frequency. Management of antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia should be conducted on a case-by-case basis. Treatment with antipsychotic medication may be correlated with a rise in prolactin level due to hypothalamic dopamine blockade.
Prolactin serum level in patients with breast cancer
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Background: Previous studies have suggested that prolactin may serve as an indicator of disease progression in breast cancer. Objectives: To evaluate the use of PRL as a serum tumor marker in patients with breast cancer. Methods: PRL serum level was determined in 99 breast cancer patients and compared with CA serum level. A stratified analysis of prolactin levels according to therapy revealed that PRL levels was increased in 8 of 55 untreated patients