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    TRT does it cause cancer??

    Heres the deal...Since testosterone stimulates cell growth, it is possible in theory that it can accelerate the growth of an EXISTING prostate cancer or male breast cancer. ACTIVE PRESENT EXISTING CANCER ONLY. TRT wont cause new cancer growth and there is no study or case out there that can prove this. This is also why for all TRT patients cancer DRE imaging and/or PSA testing and comprehesive labs are done before hand to make sure the patient is cancer free. Active cancer is a contraindication for TRT. Thousands of men start there TRT therapy every day only days after their prostatectomy and radiation treatment for Prostate cancer without any reoccurance.

    Ill tell you not balancing or optimizing your hormones will cause you to get cancer. I spent years in Radiology Nuclear Medicine reading PET cancer imaging studies and working with the top UCLA oncologists day in day out...They all said the same thing "PLUNDERING HORMONAL LEVELS is the cause and the bodies response to oxidative stress due to the damage by free radical makings the body more acid and anerobic is what promotes cancer growth. So your chances of getting cancer is higher if you dont balance hormones.

    There is no doubt in my mind this is true when you look at the high rate of cancer in the US today and our poor food quality and GMO/gluten foods. There is a reason why 70% of our immune system is now in our gut. Our digestive system is now adapting because our gut has to fight all the shit we put in out bodies...this is the main factory of oxidative stress.

    18 year study was just done on all TRT patients most using HCG . There is less than a .48% rate of cancer per year of all US men undergoing TRT. The national average of men NOT ON TRT that get just prostate cancer is 1 out of 5. Ill let you do the math on that. Again, balancing hormones is cancer preventative. HCG is chemical that is naturally produced in the body. Its actually released during pregnancy to help cell growth of the unborn fetus. Does that sound cancer causing?? In a landmark review article published in 2004 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors report “there appears to be no compelling evidence at present to suggest that men with higher testosterone levels are at greater risk of cancer or that treating men who have hypogonadism [low testosterone ] with exogenous androgens increases this risk of any cancer."
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    Good stuff Mike, any links to the study?

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    Check out Abraham Mortagaler, Associate Professor of Urology Harvard University. There are many lectures and his articles and studies of his online...even on youtube. He is the one who single handedly changed the worlds mind about TRT and why this is the worlds fastest growing speciality. I go to his A4m lectures every year. The actual study was one of his.

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    Good stuff Mike, thanks for the post.

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    Excellent Mike.

    Here's a supporting article from Dr. Bellman.

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    Testosterone not to blame for prostate cancer
    Apr 26, 2012

    by Dr. Gary Bellman

    For many years we were concerned about giving men testosterone. The basis of this concern was that testosterone contributed to the development of prostate cancer.
    One piece of ‘evidence’ that testosterone causes prostate cancer was from the fact that eunuchs never developed prostate cancer. Eunuchs are boys who were castrated before the age of puberty. It was felt these men would be more strutted advisers to the powers in charge in some cultures, as well as more trusted to be alone with women. The fact that these men never developed prostate cancer was felt to be on the basis that they had their testicles removed and lost the body’s main source of testosterone.

    The other piece of evidence was from the experience with a medication called Lupron. This medication has been used to treat metastatic or advanced spread of prostate cancer. The drug causes testosterone levels to go down significantly by shutting off the messages from the brain to the testicles to tell the testicles to produce testosterone. This drug caused, in many cases, for the prostate cancer deposits to shrink down.

    These two pieces of evidence are not the whole story and in fact testosterone does not cause prostate cancer. A basic amount of testosterone is necessary for prostate cancer to develop. A Dr. Morgentaler, a urologist, popularized a theory called the saturation theory where the receptors for testosterone get bound up at a low level of testosterone and more testosterone does not cause any more effect on the receptors and does not contribute to a greater risk of prostate cancer.

    In the 20 years of being a urologist specializing in prostate cancer, I have never seen a bodybuilder with prostate cancer. Therefore, I believe that while all men above the age of 40 should get an annual PSA (prostatic specific antigen), a blood test to check for prostate cancer and a prostate exam, the administration of testosterone does not increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

    A man’s testosterone is the highest after puberty until the early 20s. This very important hormone leads to muscle strength, boundless energy, sense of well being, high libido and good erections. It is the hormone that makes a man feel like a man. Unfortunately, for some reason, this important hormone declines as men age. For some, it starts in one’s 30s or 40s, for others, not until later. This decline causes a whole host of problems ranging from poor energy to depression, weight gain, poor libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, lipid problems, sleep problems as well as other issues. It is unclear why this occurs. Either the messages from the brain (pituitary) that go to the testicles to produce testosterone are insufficient or the testicles themselves can no longer keep up with the production. Regardless of the specific cause, the end result is that many men suffer from hypogonadism, a condition where their body has insufficient male hormone.

    The remedy is testosterone replacement , where testosterone is added to erase the negative effects mentioned above. Testosterone can be given orally or in the forms of patches, gels,creams, injections or pellets. This can make a tremendous difference in how a man feels. One should be aware that testosterone is not good long term for a man’s fertility and can cause a decrease in sperm production. For a man with low testosterone who wants to maintain good sperm quality, drugs like clomid or HCG can accomplish this. Some awareness is necessary with oral testosterone as it can cause liver issues. Creams and gels can be messy or have an unusual smell and sometimes not be effective as the absorption may be suboptimal in some men. The cost of gels can be significant as well. Testosterone injections are a very effective method of replacing testosterone. This is generally given once a week through a very small needle into a muscle (buttock or thigh) or even subcutaneously in the belly. Pellets are small devices placed under the skin by a physician and can maintain good testosterone levels for 3 or 4 months. This would require 3 or 4 pellet placements for an entire year making it a good convenient option for many men.

    In my practice, I see men who come in for a vasectomy or a kidney stone, they are often in their 30s and 40s, and I ask them to complete an ADAM questionnaire which asks questions about mood and energy as well as erections. Many men have issues in these areas and are extremely grateful when they are properly diagnosed and treated. I had one patient tell me after testosterone replacement that he now he feels like he has enough energy to run after his kids and keep up with them. Another man shared that he can now perform well in the bedroom without the use of Viagra , Levitra or Cialis after testosterone replacement.

    So testosterone replacement is generally very safe. It should be done under the care of an experienced physician who will monitor blood tests a few times a year to make sure levels are appropriate, monitor the CBC (complete blood count) to make sure the blood doesn’t get too thick, monitor estradiol levels as well as PSA. When done properly, testosterone replacement should be safe and make a huge difference in the quality of a man’s life.

    Dr. Gary Bellman, M.D., is a Board Certified Urologist, interested in Testosterone replacement and men’s heath. He attended medical school at McGill University, did a fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and has taught at UCLA for many years. He is currently is private practice in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles.
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    bump

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    Hey Mike, these are great posts. may I make a suggestion? why not put all these posts in one thread and keep adding to it as you find new ones, kind of like what Austinite has done. its so easy for me or anyone to simply click on the link in his signature area an access all his important threads.

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    i actually like the smaller threads. but bass has a point too..maybe vote on it

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    no I didn't mean put all these articles/studies in one thread, but links to them like Austinite has done.

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    Any suggestions on how to make the body more alkaline?

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    Bass Ill look into that...Best way to think about it is just dont create the inverse ACIDIC. So research areas by which the body becomes more acidic. I try to follow a modified paleolithic alkaline diet. This creates a anti cancer enviroment in my body and still allows me to have my pizza and couple beers on the weekends without distrupting the ecosystem. A paleolithic diet is bar none the best non-diet but rather lifestyle for hormonal optimization as well. Try it for 30 days and youll be amazed. Heres a good article on ways to make your body more alkaline and their are a million sources on paleothic diet which is relativly the same. SUGAR is the devil. Cancers thrive on sugars as well and metabolize them 5x faster than normal tissues. The radioactive tracer we use today to Dx cancer in the body is a radioactive sugar analog called FDG. Flurodioglucose. Cancers love sugar and eat this stuff up so we can locate it on a scanner.

    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-...ody-today.html
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    Good stuff Mike, thank you for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    no I didn't mean put all these articles/studies in one thread, but links to them like Austinite has done.
    i think a lot of people may miss some though...most people lose attention after a few pages....but i see your logic too.

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    They should just add a sub section specifically for articles and what not :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRDave View Post
    They should just add a sub section specifically for articles and what not :-/
    That's a good idea too, and categorize them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass

    That's a good idea too, and categorize them.
    Either way, cool idea. How do we make it happen :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    Hey Mike, these are great posts. may I make a suggestion? why not put all these posts in one thread and keep adding to it as you find new ones, kind of like what Austinite has done. its so easy for me or anyone to simply click on the link in his signature area an access all his important threads.
    Looks like Mike is banned

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackedJesse View Post
    Looks like Mike is banned
    what are you talking about?!
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    My Doc says the same thing Low T Mike does on the subject. Shined a new light on better nutrition and diet as well as the correlation between GMO and increases in disease (especially cancer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post

    what are you talking about?!
    Thats weird, on my computer it showed he was banned...

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    maybe he was warned for a minute or two! LOL.

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    The same is said about HGH tho?

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