Could Low Testosterone Indicate Prostate Cancer?

(Last Updated On: May 8, 2014)

The Link between Prostate Cancer And Low Testosterone

May 5th 2014

A new study published in the BJU International has revealed that in men with low risk prostate cancer that reduced levels of testosterone could indicate a worsening of the disease..

photoThe study results could help doctors identify which of those patients could benefit from increased or intensive anti cancer treatments..

Doctors currently have no real way of knowing which patients could develop more aggressive forms of prostate cancer without active surveillance.. it is thought that monitoring testosterone levels could be a simple and effective way of discovering any increased risk of the disease.

The study carried out in Chile looked at 154 men with low risk prostate cancer for 38 months… the scientists following the patients discovered that low levels of free testosterone was linked quite significantly with an increased risk of more aggressive prostate cancer..

Dr Ignacio San Francisco, the lead physician in charge of the study revealed – “These results suggest low levels of testosterone are associated with more aggressive prostate cancer. This contradicts long-held beliefs that high testosterone is risky for prostate cancer, and low testosterone is protective,”

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