[Alert] Prostate Cancer Treatment CAUSING Dementia?!
Navigating prostate cancer is like going through a maze filled with land mines.
Should you watch and wait?
Have aggressive surgery to remove the tumor?
All options come with risks, but some are worse than others.
Now, a recent study has revealed that one particular treatment for prostate cancer has a risk no one expected:
It can dramatically increase your risk of dementia.
One form of drug therapy men opt for is called androgen deprivation therapy. It suppresses the body’s production of male hormones (called androgens) like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone.
Because androgens can stimulate the growth of prostate cancer, reducing their levels is supposed to stop them from fueling prostate cancer.
But that’s not all these drugs do – not by a long shot.
If you think that cutting off your body’s production of testosterone will make you less of a man… you’re absolutely right.
In fact, some people call this form of drug chemical castration (a term you’ll never hear from your doctor!).
And even though your testicles remain intact, they could shrink so small until you can barely feel them anymore.
But I digress… because in addition to messing with your manhood, these drugs also mess with the other thing that makes you who you are… your brain.
A recent study that evaluated more than 150,000 men with prostate cancer found that men who had received androgen deprivation therapy had a 20% increased risk of dementia, and a 14% increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
The more doses of the drug given, the higher the risk – a correlation that strengthens the cause and effect relationship between the drug and the disease.
The researchers had the nerve to suggest that the drug potentially only be given to those men who aren’t likely to live very long anyway.
Can you imagine? “Here, take this drug because we think you’re going to die anyway.”
That’s not the kind of doctor I want… or the kind of medicine I’m going to prescribe to my patients.
The fact is that unless you have an aggressive form of prostate cancer, the best form of treatment is no treatment at all.
And the best way to know how aggressive your cancer is with a test called the 4Kscore.
Talk to your doctor about getting this test so that you can make a more informed decision on the best treatment for your particular situation.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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