Testosterone Safety In Men With Prostate Cancer-May Be Safer Than You Think

Debate continues about whether it is safe to provide androgens to men who have been treated for prostate cancer or with known cancer on active surveillance. Dr. Abe Morgentaler from Harvard  administered testosterone therapy to 13 testosterone deficient men with untreated prostate cancer . Followup evaluation found that  testosterone replacement therapy in patients with prostate cancer did not produce a detectable increase in disease progression in the short term or midterm with regard totheir prostate cancer . This study should prompt further investigation of androgen replacement therapy in men who either have been treated for prostate cancer or are under active surveillance or watchful waiting and have opted not to have their prostate cancer treated.

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