Taking testosterone supplements after prostate cancer.

Q: I am 84 yr old male with good “blood work” results on all except testerone. I had brachy-theraoy for prostate cancer 12 yrs ago. My psa, testerone,libido, and energy level is at or approaching zero! Does this history suggest that it would be dangerous or ill-advised to take testerone supplements?

A: The safety of taking testosterone supplementation after being treated for prostate cancer is not clear. You should discuss this with the doctor that treated your prostate cancer. Together you can determine the best answer for your situation. To read a balanced article about taking testosterone after prostate cancer go to this page at the Harvard Prostate Knowledge site.

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