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kerryt

kerryt

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Subject:Prostectomy and post surgery Testosterone TX

I am a past MD Anderson patient. I was diagnosed with Prostate CA at 47 with a grade 6 tumor and Stage 1. The surgery was successful and 5 years later I am still PSA non-traceable. I have not had any significant side effects except occasional mild impotence. I have seen articles of small studies with patients being treated with testosterone to bring men into a more normal range and that there has not been any increases in return of PSA or additonal tumors. I was wondering what the doctors at MD Anderson think regarding these studies and what criteria should a patient consider prior to taking anything like this. I would certainly like to have additonal energy, muscle mass, potency etc... but I wma not willing to increase my risk if it posses a significant risk. Any feedback would be appreciated.


Posted: 05 Apr 2012 12:37 PM
Originally Posted: 05 Apr 2012 12:32 PM
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LWalther

LWalther

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Subject:Prostectomy and post surgery Testosterone TX

Dear Kerryt,

So wonderful to hear that your treatment was successful!  As far as taking testosterone replacement, it would be good for you to discuss this with your oncologist.  If you prefer, you can submit your question to AskMDAnderson:

1-877-MDA-6789 or via the internet at: http://www.mdanderson.org/contact-us/askmdanderson/index.html

Take care,

Laura Walther-Broussard, LCSW, OSW-C Social Work Counselor


Posted: 23 Apr 2012 03:01 PM
Originally Posted: 23 Apr 2012 03:00 PM
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