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American Urological Association Annual Meeting

According to a recent study from Canada published in this month’s Journal of Urology, testosterone therapy may be safe in men with prostate cancer. Eighty-two hypogonadal men received testosterone replacement therapy. They all had prostate cancer and were receiving either active surveillance or they had undergone curative therapy. None of the patients had adverse clinical events. The study suggests that testosterone therapy is an option for men with low testosterone levels and prostate cancer.

There may be some risks involved in testosterone therapy, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Acne or other skin reactions.
  • Noncancerous growth of the prostate
  • Enlarging breasts
  • Limiting sperm production or causing testicles to shrink
  • Red blood cell production

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