Progesterone Supplementation & Prostate Cancer

by Robert B.
(Toronto, Canada)

I am a healthy male, who has had prostate cancer!

I am not on any medications and I have good family genetics (both parents living into their mid-nineties).

My p.s.a. three years after robotic surgery and radiotherapy to the prostate bed is 0.03.

I havve read many articles by Dr.John Lee on progesterone therapy and have been using it for approximately eight months. I feel it is helping my sex life (it needs helping!) and I am far more relaxed.

The cream I am using at the present time is by Product of Nature.

My concern is: Will supplemating with progesterone aggravate my prostate cancer?

Can a compounded formula using testosterone and progesterone be used? (My sex drive is zero).

I always get the safe answer (on his side) from my Radiologist/Oncologist.

Your honest reply is appreciated. Regards: Bob.

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May 25, 2011
Progesterone Supplementation & Prostate Cancer
by: Wray

Hi Bob I'm pleased the progesterone is helping you. There is no evidence that it will either cause or aggravate prostate cancer. In fact it's been used successfully for many cancers, see our page on Cancer and progesterone. There is also evidence that it's progesterone and not testosterone that increases libido, see here, here, and here, here, here and here. Plus these comments by users with either BPH or cancer, here, here and here. So it doesn't surprise me your libido has increased. I recommend 10-100mg/day progesterone for men, dependant on symptoms. I'm not sure how much you are currently using, but if you feel like increasing the amount, please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance first, as this can occur in men too. You might like to read these papers too, see here, here, here, and here. Plus these on the PSA test, see here, here and here. I'm running out of space, so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

May 25, 2011
Progesterone Supplementation & Prostate Cancer
by: W

Hi again Bob These papers are on oestrogen, see here, here, here and here. And these on testosterone, see here, here, here, here, here and here. I would stick with the progesterone for the time being, and only add the testosterone if you feel you need it. Maybe the papers will convince you it's needed, it's up to you. Take care Wray.

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