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

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

These 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors are sometimes used to prevent prostate cancer in 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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