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What is the effect of avodart if I they have detected cancer

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What is the effect of avodart if I they have detected cancer of the prostate already?

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Mysticdoc :

Avodart decreases the PSA level.

Mysticdoc :

So monitoring of prostate cancer becomes an issue sometimes.

Mysticdoc :

Studies have shown avodart may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer.

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But in some cases, it has been shown to increase the incidence of high grade prostate cancer.

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Hence, in summary, avodart should not affect your prostate cancer since already diagnosed.

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Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Avodart decreases the PSA level.
Mysticdoc : So monitoring of prostate cancer becomes an issue sometimes.
Mysticdoc : Studies have shown avodart may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer.
Mysticdoc : But in some cases, it has been shown to increase the incidence of high grade prostate cancer.
Mysticdoc : Hence, in summary, avodart should not affect your prostate cancer since already diagnosed.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

If avodart should not affect my prostate cancer would there be any reason to take it if no other treatment is proposed?

Yes, it will help with the symptoms like urinary frequency and decrease the size of the prostate.
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