Androgel Effects

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Al Says:


On my last visit to my doctor I asked him to renew my presciption of Androgel. He said "No", because they just got a report stating that Androgel is a direct link to prostate cancer. Has anyone heard of that report? I can't find anything on te net.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Al! How are you?

It isn't specifically Androgel, it is a concern with all forms of Testosterone replacement therapy, though at this time, nothing has been definitively proven either way, so it is still under debate.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Don Says:

Androgel is a form of testosterone. Testosterone has been linked to prostate cancer for a long time. In fact, a treatment for advanced prostate cancer is medication and surgery to reduce testosterone levels. It sounds like you have an excellent doctor who really cares about your health. Note: I am a layman. Please do not take my advice without checking with a medical professional.

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davey jones 99 Says:

Andro Gel does not cause cancer. What it does is make the cancer grow faster if you have cancer.

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Jeff Says:

I've been on androgel for about 8 years. Have regular psa and digital tests for prostate issues. Everything has remained normal and my psa readings are that of someone 30 years younger. If you are predisposed to prostate cancer then increasing testosterone levels can have an impact but it's unreasonable to blame Androgel alone or be afraid of it. It also is a quality of life issue. I almost instatntly felt good emotionally and physically once I started treatment than I had in a decade. Low t sucks.

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