Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Prostate Cancer

In the world of medical profession, there’s a lot of uncertainty about testosterone and prostate cancer. Whenever it comes to these kinds of difficulty being issued upon testosterone therapy replacement that relates to having stage 4 prostate cancers, and hormone therapy. Dr. Huggins supports (Removal of testicles) in men with advanced prostate cancer. Although he failed to properly recognized that there were both estrogen, and testosterone production in the testicles. The estrogen was accountable for making it aggravate the advance prostate cancer, testosterone wasn’t, rather Dr. Huggins conclusion became clear and so that testosterone isn’t good for prostate cancer.

Does Testosterone Therapy Increase Risk for Prostate Cancer?

The year of 2017-2018 has a large number of urologists have false believed that the testosterone would not be good for men with prostate cancer.

Here are some facts:

  1. A young man has a very high testosterone levels and have neither prostate cancer nor testicular cancer.
  2. An older man who has a low testosterone levels has a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Replacing their missing testosterone and they can have a slower development of their cancer. Also to those men were testosterone was replaced. There is the same low risk of developing prostate cancer as in those men with high chance of testosterone levels.
  3. Men who have end-stage prostate cancer can do better with testosterone replacement. Although this is rarely done in North America. Since the historic Dr. Huggins teachings, which is to why many urologists still believes today. There is also the fear of the regulatory bodies that could come after the physician who prescribes testosterone for end-stage prostate cancer patients.

“Personally, I had prostate cancer, which was successfully removed; I am on testosterone replacement and my PSA stays low.” says Dr. Ray.

  1. It is unfortunate that there has been a victim of hormone suppression therapy. This is directly related to the false thinking started by Dr. Huggins. The right thing to do is to stop the hormone suppression therapy and replace missing testosterone levels.  You will definitely feel better than before. However, you may n find it very difficult to find the right physician and the one who will do that for you.
  2. Testosterone is an androgen. Which the hormone therapy you are taking/will be taking is anti androgen therapy.

Conclusion

Always keep in mind that if you wanted to do the testosterone replacement therapy while having another therapy. You need to stop the hormone therapy first because doing both of therapy doesn’t make any sense to take androgens and anti-androgen treatments would be a bother of beginning it in the first place.

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