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AEG
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   Posted 7/9/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've read that high levels of testosterone are linked to prostate cancer.  I was wondering if anyone here has ever had there's checked before and / or after surgery? 
 
Does the testosterone level typically go down after surgery and is that what causes the low sex drive in some men?
 
AEG
 
 
 
 

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I might be talking too much, but...
Tetstosterone is produced by the testes as well as the adrenal glands. Women have testosterone counts but in minimal amounts. Their are multiple types of testosterone. Testosterone, Epitestosterone, and dihydrotestosterone. Epitestosterone is a synthetic version atheletes sometimes use to "cheat". While it is sometimes found in "non-cheating" atheletes, it should never be more than 25% of the testosterone content in the body. The other two are definately fuel to PC cells. Studies are being started to see if excessive testosterone can be a starter to having PC. Dr. Myers book goes in depth at these two "T-levels". They do not act the same in Hormone Therapy. This is why Lupron, Zoladex, and Eligard, are not the final word in preventing hormone refractory disease. (when PC no longer responds to HT). dihydrotestosterone is ten times more potent at aiding prostate cancer than testosterone. The above mentioned drugs may have no effect at all on dihydrotestosterone. Proscar and Avodart may be added to lower dihydrotestosterone. There also worth noting, are no scientific studies that I can find on whether too much dihydrotestosterone can trigger this disease. Or even a certain combination of them. After reading Myers book, I took solace in the number of stage IV patients doing quite well after many years. All of the above drugs and Ketoconazole have put many stage IV patients into remission by applying different combinations to the equation.

AEG, get this book. You will be pleased to read the stories in it.


Tony

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/9/2007 9:40:43 PM (GMT-6)


AEG
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   Posted 7/9/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tony,

Thanks for that explanation. I'll have to get the Dr. Myers book.

AEG
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