Finasteride Use Before Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Linked to More Advanced Disease, Lower Survival, Study Finds

Finasteride Use Before Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Linked to More Advanced Disease, Lower Survival, Study Finds
Patients who take finasteride before being diagnosed with prostate cancer tend to have more advanced and aggressive disease, as well as lower overall survival, according to a large, national study. The study, “Association Between Finasteride use Prior to Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival,” was presented at the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology 2018

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3 comments

    • Peter Cooperrider says:

      Yes, I believe so, and on the basis of that study, I got my Urologist to prescribe finasteride for me. So what now? 🙁

  1. Jordan says:

    The previous study that was released this year invalidates this one. This follow up is much shorter and about three times as small. It’s sort of irresponsible to publish this info in my opinion. Probably clickbait driven.

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