I have read all the relavent posts on this topic. From what I can see, it wouldn’t appear that there is a significant interaction between finasteride and breast cancer – partcularly when one takes into account that out of the 4 men in the 3047 sample, they were probably not the only ones with close relatives who had breast cancer. Add to this, the fact that this study was based on 5 times the finasteride dose of propecia and I am tempted to think it may not be an issue.
I’m not sure if you can comment on this but i don’t think that I will be carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes for susceptability considering that there is not a strong family history of the disease and My Mum has told me that her type of breast cancer was not genestically linked (‘estrogen receptive’).
Considering all these points and the benefits I feel propecia will bring to me, I think that I will be proceeding with the drug. I am meeting with my trichologist in a few weeks so I will discuss the issues with them. I will probably follow this up with a doctors consultation afterwards but I can’t be sure that will provide me with much re-assurance.
This is currently the only issue stopping me taking the drug at present. I was rather happy to read the latest news about propecia and prostate cancer in this news link and others like it (ref; – CancerConsultants.com)
If I decide to take the drug I’ll check back on the blog every now and again and follow news reports to keep abreast of any new developments in this area. Then, should there be an issue, one can take appropriate action.
Thank you for reading. In your opinion, do you think I am approaching this from the right angle? Is my thinking sensible?
Many thanks for your time
If there were any statistical information linking breast cancer with Propecia (finasteride 1mg), I would think that it would have already come forward in our information-heavy society. You know the theory of safety in numbers? With over a million men on Propecia for almost a decade now, any reasonable connection with male breast cancer would be public by now.