when to use 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (Proscar, Avodart) or PSA screening to prevent prostate cancer

See updated FDA information concerning the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and increased risk of serious forms of prostate cancer

Experts are debating when to use 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (Proscar, Avodart) or PSA screening to prevent prostate cancer.

Proscar and Avodart. These 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors can prevent prostate cancer due to their anti-androgen effects.

At least one case of prostate cancer can be prevented for every 71 men treated for up to 7 years.

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