Finasteride, Dutasteride and Breast Cancer in Women: What's the latest evidence?

Finasteride and Breast Cancer: No good evidence of Increased Risk

I just posted a new answer to our “Question of the Week.” I was asked to outline what is known at present about the risk of developing breast cancer in women who use finasteride and other 5 alpha reductase inhibitors like dutasteride. There is no good evidence that these drugs use increases the risk of developing breast cancer in men, and extrapolating from this data we don’t have good evidence that these drugs increase the risk of breast cancer in women at low risk.

The full answer to this week’s question can be read here:

Does Using Finasteride Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887



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