Is a 3 percent difference between the two groups really all that significant? 55 percent of those taking statin drugs were found to have cancer. 58 percent of those not taking statins were found to have cancer.
Count me in the 55 percent, since I've been taking Lipitor for years. In fact, I was a participant in the studies of Lipitor before it even went on the market. It doesn't seem to have done much in my case to prevent prostate cancer, or even to protect me from the more aggressive Gleason 4 strain.
Of course, one might argue that my situation would have been even worse had I not been taking the statin drug, but that's purely speculative. Thanks for posting, Kbota. Maybe the fact that my familial strain of high cholesterol is over 300, even with strict diet control (but reduced to less than 200 with statin drugs), puts me in a category too high to benefit from statin usage.
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01