Testosterone Replacement Therapy and PCa

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/7/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Many of our brothers here are faced with prostate cancer and hypogonadal ~ testosterone deficiency.
Here is the first study that looks at testosterone replacement therapy and prostate cancer...A great group of doctors put this one together...


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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/7/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool it. You are again misquoting me. Good luck in your search on that should you attempt one.

One of the 4 doctors in this study is my oncologist.

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   Posted 12/7/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what to make of that article. I guess it just confirms the possible risk of taking the testosterone. I have avoided having a testosterone test since I don't want to take even the smallest chance of having my prostate cancer reoccur so why bother testing. I do realize having low testosterone may have cardiac consequences, but I'll risk that over recurring cancer.......
my age=52 when all this happened,
PSA went from 1.9 to 2.85 in one year, urologist ordered biopsy,
First biopsy on 03/08, "suspicious for cancer but not diagnostic"
Second biopsy on 08/14/08, 2/12 cores positive on R side, 1 core=5% Ca, other core = 25% Ca, Gleason Score= 6 both cores,
Clinical Stage T1C
Bilateral nerve sparing Robotic Surgery on 09/11/08, pathological stage T2A at surgery
No signs of spread, organ contained,
4 0's in a row now, 14 months out
Incontinence gone in early December '08,
ED remains,  still taking daily viagra for penile rehab, uro said try oral meds and then trimix for sex only now, Peyronie's Disease stabilized, no progression, yay! 

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/7/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a simple blood test and it should not influence a relapse. If, God forbid, you ever have that relapse, it may be useful to know how well any therapy with hormones is working...

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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on TRT for years before cancer and went back on it 4 months after surgery. The devastating effect of low T nearly cost me my life. The return to TRT immediately relieved all the symptoms.

My T level runs about 500 which is in the normal range. If I had normal testosterone production, it would probably be in the same range whether I had PCa or not. Therefore keeping it there with TRT produces not greater risk.

Age 75. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/09 zero.
Next PSA - July/2010
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 9/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in December 09.
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