Category Archives: Testosterone

Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.

The “Chose Wisely” Israel Barken M.D., discusses the Choose Wisely program. The program created by cooperation between the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Urological Association.

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Testosterone and the risk of cancer.

Testosterone and the risk of cancer. Dr. Israel Barken , the medical director of the prostate cancer research and education foundation PCREF discusses a recent article in the BJU Int. 2015 Feb;115(2):317-21.. Testosterone therapy and cancer risk. Eisenberg ML1, Li … Continue reading

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Testosterone Replacement in Prostate Cancer Patients

The issue of Testosterone Replacement comes up frequently during my coaching sessions, so here is some educational information on this popular topic.  An article published in January examines the safety of Testosterone Replacement in men with known cardiac disease.  I … Continue reading

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Testosterone Theapy and Cardiac Risk

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A prospective, randomized pilot study evaluating the effects of Metformin and lifestyle intervention on patients with prostate cancer.

For the Ask Dr Barken Call In Show on Tuesday, July 17th at 6pm Pacific Dial 1-877-727-3301 to hear the program.  Question Of The Week: How can I avoid developing metabolic syndrome while being treated with hormonal blockade?   The related article of the week: A … Continue reading

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The Casodex and Proscar Lecture

Casodex and Proscar for Prostate Cancer Question of the week: What is the difference between Complete Hormonal Blockade and Sequential Hormonal Blockade? Video Blog Presentation: Dr. Barken presents a Video Lecture about: Sequential Hormonal Blockade and why it’s a nerve sparing, … Continue reading

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What is Prolactin and why is it important?

Question of the week:   What is Prolactin and why is it important?    The article of the week: Prolactin in men’s health and disease.  Alexander Bolyakov; Current Opinion in Urology 2011, 21:527–534   Dr. Barken answers the questions and presents a … Continue reading

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