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From the body building and power lifting world, do steroids or groth haremone cause cancer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Don't do steroids!

Simply, yes! don't do them! your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll the short-term bulking effect of these agents to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide.
I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on.The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life. Don't!

In brief: Don't do steroids!

Simply, yes! don't do them! your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll the short-term bulking effect of these agents to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide.
I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on.The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life. Don't!
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
I completely agree.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Amen to that
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: We don't know

There are case reports of cancer related to steroid use (mostly, hepatic/liver cancers).
There is no research, however, that demonstrates cause/effect. Given the number of case reports, i wouldn't be surprised if we eventually learn that there is a causal link between anabolic steroid use and certain liver cancers.

In brief: We don't know

There are case reports of cancer related to steroid use (mostly, hepatic/liver cancers).
There is no research, however, that demonstrates cause/effect. Given the number of case reports, i wouldn't be surprised if we eventually learn that there is a causal link between anabolic steroid use and certain liver cancers.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, they do!

Growth hormone is what is says.
.. A hormone that causes growth. And it causes rapid growth of tumors, and raises your levels of igf-1, increasing your risk for many cancers. Testosterone causes prostate cancer and testicular cancer growth and is also implicated in liver cancer. Clean body builders are much more impressive, so go clean and stay well!

In brief: Yes, they do!

Growth hormone is what is says.
.. A hormone that causes growth. And it causes rapid growth of tumors, and raises your levels of igf-1, increasing your risk for many cancers. Testosterone causes prostate cancer and testicular cancer growth and is also implicated in liver cancer. Clean body builders are much more impressive, so go clean and stay well!
Dr. Devon Webster
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