A Fred Hutch study has found that the steroid finasteride, long used to treat prostate enlargement and hair loss, can protect men from developing prostate cancer for up to 16 years. Stock photo by Feature Pics A drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men has been shown to have a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer. The study, led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center biostatistician Dr. Joe Unger and recently published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, linked data from a large prostate cancer clinical trial conducted by the clinical trial network SWOG with Medicare claims data to determine that the steroid tablet finasteride could protect men from developing the cancer for up to 16 years. The original NCI-funded study, known as the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, set out to determine if finasteride (also known as Proscar or Propecia) could prevent prostate cancer in men ages 55 and older. That study, which came to an end in 2003, found finasteride use for seven years reduced a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 25 percent and that the protective benefit lasted through that seven-year period, which is how long the study followed participants. Dawn Hershman of Columbia University Medical Center, and Drs. Unger and his colleagues went back to the PCPT cohort of nearly 19,000 healthy men (half of whom were given finasteride and half whom received a placebo) to see if finasteride offered a longer-term benefit. Scott Ramsey and Catherine Tangen of Fred Hutch, then created an algorithm to flag PCPT participants on Medicare who’d been diagnosed with and/or treated for prostate cancer. Finasteride is used to treat men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia. Men with BPH usually have difficulty urinating, a decreased flow of urination, hesitation at the beginning of urination, and a need to get up at night to urinate. Finasteride will make these symptoms less severe and reduce the chance that prostate surgery will be needed. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, Cardura®) to treat BPH. For men with hair loss, finasteride will increase the number of scalp hairs but will not increase the amount of body hair. Finasteride blocks the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme changes testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow or hair loss in males. It will increase testosterone levels in the body, which decreases prostate size and increases hair growth on the scalp.
A prostate specialist recently told me not to take Propecia because it affects your prostate over time. I had gone to this doctor to find out if he could write me a prescription for a Propecia refill (which I have been on for almost a-year-and-a-half), but he refused. Does anyone know of any long-term medical studies that suggest Propecia is unsafe? Anyone who tells you that propecia is safe or unsafe to use longterm is lying to you. There is a small amount of evidence linking it to more aggressive and harder to treat forms of cancer. I have not had any of the much-publicized sexual side effects that Propecia allegedly causes. Hopefully medical advances in hairloss translate to smarter and more effective treatments hitting the market soon. To the contrary, I think my libido has actually increased since I started this medication. Inhibiting DHT production in the body is a STUPID way to combat hairloss, but unfortunately unless you are willing to venture into the 'grey market' of hair loss solutions and spend a lot of money on things that in theory should be effective but may be impure, hassle to use ect., fin is one of the best options for saving your hair. Besides this, I have not noticed any side effects.. I would have to agree with dan26, With the way science is progressing lately I would say it's crazy to think there wont be an alternative or better solution than propecia within the next 5 if not 10 years. propecia to me is a transition drug, simply to tide me over and keep the hair I have until the next new product comes out(i.e Histogen). Definición: Términos, palabras y expresiones incorporados al idioma español provenientes de idiomas indígenas. Ya era hablado ampliamente en el centro de Los Andes mucho antes del tiempo de los Incas, quienes establecieron este idioma como el lenguaje oficial para la administración de su imperio, y todavía es hablado en varias formas (dialectos) por mas de 10 millones de personas en un gran parte de Sudamérica, incluyendo Perú, sur-oeste y centro de Bolivia, sur de Colombia y Ecuador, nor-oeste de Argentina y el norte de Chile. Indigenismos son palabras de origen náhuatl, quechua, e indoamericanismos de otras lenguas.
This page discusses interactions of drugs with the eyes and the vision. This is not intended to be a complete catalog of all possible ocular side effects from different medications. Instead, it lists common ocular side effects, or those which deserve special mention. Just because a drug is not listed here does not mean that it does not have any possible ocular side effects. Included are over-the-counter medications and prescription medications. These sections are not intended to replace the professional examination and diagnosis by a physician, and they are presented here purely for informational purposes. All possible diagnoses and treatment options are not covered, and the information discussed should not be taken as a recommendation to self-diagnose and self-treat a condition. A misdiagnosed or improperly treated eye condition can result in a permanent loss of vision, or a permanent loss of function of the eye or visual system. Un extranjerismo es aquel vocablo o frase que un idioma toma de otro, generalmente para llenar un vacío de designación. Puede mantener su grafía y pronunciación originales o puede adaptarlas a las de la lengua meta.
I was prescribed Propecia 1 MG for hair loss. However I quit after 3 days when I read a study that stated some very alarming findings 1. Propecia was said to. Is the eyelash growth serum safe to use, and for how long should I use. A small number of men that use finasteride has report long-term side effects that.