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Low Testosterone May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer Detection – Endocrinology Advisor

Low testosterone levels predict an increased likelihood of high-grade prostate cancer being found as a result of a prostate biopsy, new findings suggest.

A team led by Hyeon Jeong, MD, of Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University, retrospectively studied 681 men who underwent an initial 12-core transrectal prostate biopsy. Of these, 86 had low testosterone levels (less than 300 ng/dL) and 143 had normal levels (300 ng/dL or higher). In addition, 143 men had a positive biopsy and 99 had high-grade prostate cancer.

*Excerpt from Endocrinology Advisor

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