However, over the last decade, multiple studies have questioned the validity of this theory and we are now seeing the death, although slow, of the “Androgen Hypothesis.” Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, a urologist at Harvard, encourages “Turning conventional wisdom upside-down.”
First of all, multiple studies have failed to show an association between higher testosterone levels and prostate cancer. Teenage males with high levels of testosterone don’t get prostate cancer!! Second, there is a significant relationship between low testosterone levels and prostate cancer. Last, high grade prostate cancers generally develop in men with low testosterone levels.
The 2 latest theories on how prostate cancer starts are The Saturation Model of Dr. Abraham Morgentaler and The Hormone Receptor Model of Dr. Edward Friedman. The hormone receptor model is the only theory that explains all that is known about prostate cancer, however. (I highly respect the work of these 2 researchers, both well published!)