Active prostate cancer basically can be divided into two broad categories—the harmless types (in particular, those that are determined to be of a grade of six or less as determined through a needle biopsy or by surgery), and the more consequential types, which are graded from seven through ten. Additional factors such as PSA and the results of various scans may also affect decision making. In most cases, evaluation by a prostate cancer expert will probably be necessary to make a final determination about the safety of giving testosterone treatment to someone who has a history of prostate cancer.
It’s tempting to think that bringing testosterone back to “healthy youthful levels” will mean that a return of overall youth and fitness will follow. But it probably doesn’t work that way UNLESS the person in question actually IS youthful with a medical problem that has resulted in abnormally low testosterone. For the older man (say 50+), youthful levels may be neither normal nor healthy in a body that is no longer young in every other respect. The point here is, tread with caution. There could be serious, unforeseen downsides–just as there have been with HRT for women.
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