Everyday we talk with potential TRT clients and they still ask and are afraid of the same things. Someone told them testosterone gives men prostate cancer. It's like the telephone game in kindergarten, once that rumor starts to travel its hard to catch up with it.
The medical community has known for over 10 years that testosterone does not stimulate or "fuel" prostate cancer, but I bet your general physician still thinks it does. We have even heard horror stories of men being thrown out of the doctors office for even bringing up the word testosterone, for some reason most people shutter when they hear it.
When Dr Morgentaler from Harvard injected testosterone in 4 men with stage 3 prostate cancer and those men actually had regression, everyone said "well those are just small scale studies".
More recently researchers investigated data on 38,570 with prostate cancer who were diagnosed between 2009-2012. Among these men 284 had TRT prescriptions before being diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,378 in the cancer-free control group had also been on TRT.
In the study researchers found that of the men who had been prescribed testosterone for longer than a year those guys had no overall increase in prostate cancer risk and actually had risk of aggressive disease reduced by 50%.
The study was conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center and the lead study investigator Stacey Loeb, MD, MSc had the following to say:
"Based on our findings, physicians should still be watching for prostate cancer risk factors—such as being over the age of 40, having African-American ancestry, or having a family history of the disease—in men taking testosterone therapy, but should not hesitate to prescribe it to appropriate patients for fear of increasing prostate cancer risk."
"Overall, our study suggests that what is best for men's health is to keep testosterone levels balanced and within a normal range," says Loeb, who suggests that men with testosterone levels below 350 nanograms per deciliter and symptoms should seek medical advice about whether they should consider testosterone therapy."
Researchers say all forms of testosterone to treat LowT have skyrocketed in the past decade and they blame it mostly on the baby boomers citing the age demographic fits those medical issues. According to some surveys, cites the article, the use of TRT has tripled since 2001.
We would like to point out that is right about when forums launched and gained popularity.
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