Can a man who has had prostate cancer take bioidentical Testosterone pellets?
No. Once prostate cancer has been diagnosed, the cancer cells in the prostate are completely different from the benign prostate cells that were there before, and it is recommended that men refrain from replacing testosterone if there is prostate cancer present. However, if a man has had prostate cancer that is completely removed surgically, and has negative lymph nodes (does not have any more prostate cancer cells), Dr. Morgantaler of Harvard feels that it is then a choice to be made by the patient and his doctor. If cancer is metastasized, we do not advise replacement of testosterone in any form.