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Testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer

October 26, 2016 16:59

testosteroneApplication testesterona does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.

The study authors found that a group of people who took the drug more than a year, the probability of occurrence of the disease is not increased, and even decreased. Men with testosterone index below normal should not be afraid that the hormone therapy may increase the likelihood of cancer.

"Based on the results, professionals should watch for risk factors: 40-year-old and older, people with African-American; heredity in men taking testosterone "- says a leading scientist at New York University, urologist Stacy Loeb, MD.

The researchers say that the use of testosterone therapy (pills, gel, patch or injection) to treat low skyrocketed over the past decade. Currently, a clinical trial showed that 38,500 men with prostate cancer appeared. Of these, 284 were treated with testosterone before they discovered oncology.

"The findings of our study show that men should be balanced measure hormone. Those with levels below the norm should see a specialist. The team plans further studies to determine why the reduced levels of the hormone can cause prostate cancer, and why is maintaining normal levels may protect against cancer, "- says Loeb.  

Based on materials sciencedaily.com

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