Navigation Links
Testosterone deficiency affects male cancer survivors' quality of life
Date:2/22/2010

ATLANTA--A new study has found that many male cancer survivors who develop testosterone deficiency after receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy have an impaired quality of life and reduced energy levels. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study suggests that young male cancer survivors with testosterone deficiency may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone deficiency is a late side effect of radiation therapy and chemotherapy that occurs in approximately 15 percent of male cancer survivors. Investigators led by Professor Richard Ross, MD, FRCP, of the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom examined the relationship between testosterone levels, quality of life, self-esteem, fatigue and sexual function in 176 young male cancer survivors compared with 213 young men without cancer.

Young male cancer survivors said they experienced a marked impairment in quality of life, as well as reduced energy levels and quality of sexual function. These experiences were exacerbated in survivors with testosterone deficiency. Psychological distress was not elevated, self-esteem was normal, and sexual relationships were not impaired in male cancer survivors, however.

Professor Ross commented: "This is an important study demonstrating that low testosterone levels are common in male cancer survivors and associated with an impaired quality of life. However, the relationship between testosterone levels and quality of life is complex and appears to depend on a threshold level rather than on a direct correlation. We now need interventional trials with testosterone to determine which young male cancer survivors will benefit from replacement therapy."


'/>"/>

Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Testosterone Gets Bad Rap: Study
2. Postmenopausal women with higher testosterone levels
3. Find a Local Andropause Doctor to Treat Low Testosterone with reNEW MAN
4. Endo Pharmaceuticals Gives Update on Regulatory Status of Testosterone Undecanoate for Men with Hypogonadism
5. New Options Available for the 13 Million Men Who Suffer from Testosterone Deficiency
6. Testosterone Influences Womens Career Moves
7. Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure
8. Risky Business: New Study Explores Role of Gender, Testosterone in Financial Risk Aversion
9. Blood-Sugar Spikes Send Testosterone Levels Down
10. Men with Low Testosterone See Multiple Doctors Before Being Diagnosed; Many Dissatisfied with Current Treatment Options
11. FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Norland at Swissray is pleased to announce the release of the ... ELITE DXA has an active scan window, which is more than double that of existing ... scan area could not undergo an accurate total body bone density or body composition study. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, ... ... a global scale; from third world countries to hospitals in the United States, ... sparks a conversation on the current obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased ... Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and 23rd ... PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the ... product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. ... as a law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... in St. Joseph, Missouri , has selected AccuReg to help standardize ... 22 cities, and its flagship St. Joseph Medical Center. Mosaic Life Care ... to its patients, including the insurance, billing and collections processes. ... ... Joseph Medical Center ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a multi-modal ... end-to-end supply chain management firm with expertise serving clients ... Solutions Rick Zaffarano was named a 2017 ... Supply Chain by the only publication exclusively dedicated to ... supply chain. "Rick has brought to Transportation ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- As a result of diagnostic technology increasing ... allergic diseases, cutting edge developments in targeted drugs ... in which pharmaceutical and biotech companies are addressing ... both a high quality meeting and a platform ... research scholars and doctors. The event will also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: