Is there a link between Propecia and prostate cancer?
It has been reported that taking finasteride, the active ingredient in Propecia, may be linked to prostate cancer. A decade ago, a study called the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) suggested that finasteride may decrease the risk of low-grade prostate cancer but may increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
However, a 2015 study researching the link between finasteride and prostate cancer found that there was ‘no association between finasteride concentrations and the risk of getting any type of prostate cancer risk.
If you are taking Propecia and have any concerns about your risk of prostate cancer, please speak to your doctor.