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... Hi again medved, Welcome back to the board. :wave: I'll insert some comments in green. Jim (2 replies)
... He said they were less enthusiastic about recommending finasteride as a chemoprevention tool when it appeared that finasteride MIGHT lead to more agressive cancers, but after the REDUCE study results, that appears to be unlikely. ... (2 replies)
... Many thanks for your very thoughtful response. I should clarify that, to the best of my knowledge, the REDUCE study results have not yet been published. ... (2 replies)

... the medical community has agreed that finasteride helps safely prevent a substantial portion of prostate cancer!!! ... (13 replies)
... Then I read that if there is cancer present, PSA levels never go down." I hope you did not read that in WebMD, because the statement is flat out wrong, and I would hope the editors of WebMD would know better! ... (10 replies)
... Family doctors are notoriously bad at doing DRE's. Urologists are much more experienced at it and often take more time. MRI will almost certainly show nothing. If you're going to do an MRI, at least do one of the parametric MRIs now available. ... (27 replies)
... :DHello again, Yes I'm here and taking a break from 7 1/2 hours of working on my deck today. It's nice to get away from it. :D I'll intersperse some answers in green. Jim (4 replies)
... grade cancer but do not cause it. I just searched for recent years back to 2012 and scanned abstracts that looked relevant. I saw nothing that raised a fresh concern. ... (3 replies)
... Hi again WilltoWin, I just wanted to pass along a reference to an 2008 article about finasteride, Avodart's cousin, that refutes the claim that it causes aggressive prostate cancer. The article is titled: "Finasteride Does Not Increase the Risk of High-Grade Prostate Cancer: A Bias-Adjusted Modeling Approach", and the abstract reads: Perhaps this information will be... (31 replies)
... life example, but I want to comment on the recommendations you got from Johns Hopkins. Ill put it in green in an excerpt from your third post. ... (15 replies)
... e the FDA's warning of possible promotion of high grade prostate cancer, meaning prostate cancer with a high Gleason score, especially in the range from 8 to 10. Finasteride has been an important element of my therapy, and I have been on it continuously since September of 2000. ... (1 replies)
... I just got to your post, and thought I would add a few thoughts and a different point of view on finasteride use. I hope you are still monitoring replies. ... (4 replies)
Cheaper Hormones:
Jul 30, 2009
... Hi B, I might be able to help a little, at least providing some facts. That first year especially our budget suffered a big whack, even though we have good drug and other medical coverage. I'll insert some comments in green. Jim (1 replies)
... You've had several excellent replies from daff and mike999 already. I join daff and mike in thinking you should have at least a 10 core Bx, and probably 12 or more cores would be a lot better, especially with an "extremely large" prostate. ... (7 replies)
... Hello Helopilot52, I've interspersed my responses below in green, preceded by JJ. Jim JJ - Hope this helps. Jim (10 replies)
... Allen, reflects a different and less encouraging view that is very common among doctors with whom I have talked who are not expert in hormonal therapy. ... (29 replies)
... That would probably take some of the load off your insurance. I'm months away from eligibility so I am not familiar with it. ... (8 replies)
... Baptista has already covered important points, but I hope this will catch you in time to reconsider getting a biopsy now. It may be the best course, but the decision deserves some more information and thought. ... (7 replies)
... so, as you suggest, results seem to be all over the place. In the future, I will avoid either sex or DRE before psa test. ... (15 replies)
PSA rise
Nov 13, 2007
... I have read Able5 and daff's replies, but I would like to offer a different view, though what they said certainly has a good sound basis. That increase from .8 to 3.9 in about a year, assuming the 3. ... (9 replies)

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