Bald is Beautiful, But Beware
Baldness affects about 60 percent of men at some time in their lives. Researchers now think baldness and prostate cancer may be linked in African American men.
Men Have Hormonal Blues Too
Most prostate cancers are fed by male hormones called androgens. So treating the disease often involves blocking these hormones. It’s called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and it’s been used for decades – but not without controversy.
Solving Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Dilemma
Men can have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels, and later undergo a biopsy only to find out that they do not have prostate cancer. That's a problem with PSA tests - they don't distinguish between benign (non-cancerous) disease and prostate cancer.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) class of drugs has been revised to include new safety information about the increased risk of being diagnosed with a more serious form of prostate cancer (high-grade prostate cancer).
Frustrating Side Effects From Avodart, Propecia
Recent reports have found using 5 alpha reductase inhibitors ( Propecia and Avodart ) to treat male hair loss can experience persistent erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of libido, and depression.
Erectile Dysfunction and Depression Side Effects
Long-lasting sexual and mental health complications may be caused by class of commonly used drugs found in hair loss medications and the treatment of urinary problems in men with an enlarged prostate. Complications can lead to erectile dysfunction, depression, and a reduced sex drive.