We used to have much discussion here (maybe still do) about
TRT following PCa, or about
TRT possibly causing
PCa. More recently it's been low-T contributing
to PCa. That's the one I've been looking into lately. Dr Abraham Morgentaler alluded to this briefly (very
brief mention) in an online video. Of course, most guys are primarily interested in restoring libido, rather than minimizing the risk of further cancer.
There's a short PDF here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/tre.178
"Testosterone replacement therapy after prostate cancer" indicating that it's "probably" okay. But the keyword here is successful
treatment of prostate cancer, and I'm not quite sure that I'm there just yet. Granted my PSA is currently undetectable, but so is my testosterone. My Uro won't give me a direct answer on this, but how can I be sure that the absence of testosterone isn't the only thing keeping my PSA low?
In other words, might my PSA rise once it is fed some testosterone. That is a sleeping bear which I am unwilling to poke.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: New Uro, MRI Fusion biopsy, 6 pos Rt Base (15-40-100%) G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, multifocal EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g/25%, BL SVI, Grp4, pT3b
1/17: Started Lupron ADT, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
4/18: Dx Radiation Colitis & more
1/18 - 7/19: PSA's <0.008, T~12