- it appears the negative aspect is the potential (in the eyes of this one study) that the statins may mask the PSA level resulting in later detection of PCa.
-they still have to do their study regarding statins and post-op PCa ( my situation)
from the internet source said...
• Statin users are at an increased risk for BCR following RP. This finding may be due to the reduction in preoperative PSA potentially delaying diagnosis and/or masking aggressive disease.
• Further studies are necessary to elucidate the impact of statin medications following prostate cancer therapy."
- my urologist / surgeon is pleased with my POST-OP PSA of 0.02 and is aware I am taking statins and I have graduated to once a year testing....
.. and another internet source stated-
another internet source said...
Statins And Prostate Cancer Among Men Participating In The Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial
Reviewing PSA levels among statin users screened in the Finnish Prostate Cancer Screening Trial, researchers from Helsinki found a decrease in prostate cancer incidence in this group, compared to those who did not take the drugs. A significant decrease was found in the incidence of T3 cancers and thos with a Gleason score ranging 5-6. Researchers also found lower serum PSA levels and free/total PSA ratios in this population.
-even aspirin can mask PSA levels....
-oh yes, stay away from POM juice if you are on statins !
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Biopsy:10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 4/10/2011 11:43:37 AM (GMT-6)