Men are asking if they should continue taking finasteride (Proscar, etc) or dutasteride (Avodart, etc) to prevent prostate cancer

Men are asking if they should continue taking finasteride (Proscar, etc) or dutasteride (Avodart, etc) to prevent prostate cancer.

Experts used to recommend 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors to prevent prostate cancer in some men at high risk for developing this cancer.

5-alpha-reductase inhibitors lower the OVERALL risk of prostate cancer. But they seem to lower the risk of less aggressive cancers...and INCREASE the risk of more aggressive cancers.

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