Testosterone Replacement in men with Prostate Cancer. Is it safe?


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Over 60 years ago, studies by Huggins et. al. revealed that lowering testosterone levels (medical castration) can cause suppression and regression of prostate cancer. From this study, Urologists and physicians have been cautious to prescribe testosterone therapy in men who have been treated for prostate cancer for fear of prostate cancer progression and/or recurrence. The dictum that many physicians practiced was lowering testosterone levels causes prostate cancer regression; then the opposite may be true, testosterone supplementation can cause prostate cancer to emerge. Since Huggins initial paper in 1941, more research and clinical trials on TRT and prostate cancer have been performed. The findings revealed: