Actas Urológicas Españolas
versión impresa ISSN 0210-4806
RIVERA G., P.; TAGLE A., R.; MIR C., S. y GONZALEZ I., R.. Relation between levels of testosterone in serum and prostate cancer. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2003, vol.27, n.10, pp.788-792. ISSN 0210-4806.
INTRODUCTION: The association between testosterone and prostate cancer badly is understood. The testosterone levels are not conclusive to distinguish benign prostate processes of malignant. The objective of our work is to determine the relation between levels of serum testosterone and prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 38 patients with prostate cancer and a control group of 32 were studied in prospective form, with ages that fluctuated between the 50 and 80 years. The total and free testosterone was determined by radioinmunoensayo. The statistical analysis was descriptive inferential, with bands of 95% confidence. RESULTS: The average values of total and free testosterone, were significantly smaller in patients with prostate cancer. Any correlation between gleason, prostate antigen and stage with testosterone, was not demonstrated. CONCLUSIONS: Our work demonstrated that the testosterone is significantly smaller in the patients with prostate cancer that in the controls.
Palabras clave : Prostate cancer; Testosterone.