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Re: Prazosin / B.P. drug / shows curative effect in retrospective study.
Don; I can't say I have a lot of info here but I did look up "prazosin and prostate cancer" on the web and found some info. It dialates blood vessels like many blood pressure meds do which explains why it is said to have some positive effect on ED. We all know about that I think. It has been used for blood pressure and also urologic issues like BPH. Doesn't sound like its purpose was ever for any sort of cancer control but that is "claimed" to be a side effect of using it according to studies comparing groups using it and other drugs for the same purpose. The incidence of recurring prostate cancer being much less in the group on this drug than a group using another or none at all. What caught my attention as a survivor with all the usual concerns and issues is that it works to relieve BPH by relaxing the control muscles that control urination in order to improve flow. That sounds counterproductive to me in our situation. My next contact with any medical professionals will include some questions about this as a cardiac survivor and a cancer survivor. It would be nice to have a drug that controls blood pressure and as a side effect, also PREVENTS recurrent cancer. Kind of a two-for one. Finding the right blood pressure medicine is a puzzle and once an agreeable one is found, I am hesitant to experiment without very good reason which is why I say go slowly. Jon.