Propeciahelp is quite obviously closely linked to lawfirms, which means discovering hidden dangers of finasteride will be profitable.
I am going out on a limb saying that the pfsfoundation has similar motivations, but I am not certain and hope their cause is more genuine.
You obviously have not reviewed the PFS Foundation site, if that's what you believe. The PFS Foundation does not have "similar motivations", and is itself a non-profit entity with the goal of spearheading research towards finding the root cause(s) of PFS, in order to develop effective treatments.
It's not actual sudden fibrosis -- it's very gradual. 4 weeks in rats is a lot more in humans. People lose the perfect muscular architecture of the penis with age too as the androgen levels become lower. I'm pretty sure such changes are faster when taking finasteride (no DHT, high estradiol) and may not be easily detectable to the eye from the outside. Rats and humans are not that different. 5ar2 is definitely needed for the penis to grow. Why not for it to maintain its structure? For rats it definitely is so. I'm pretty sure it's the same for humans, but you can't tell 100% without making a few dozen corpus cavernosum biopsies.
But there's a high chance it is like that, if it has been found in rats already. It should be studied rather quickly to rule out the risk. I don't understand what they're waiting for :S.
we have had to ban at least one Attorney on this site who repeatedly registers new names and makes sure to point *everyone* to that web site for "more information" on pursuing legal action.
... People think PFS Foundation is attorney-involved because Attorneys are pointing people there.
Because you can't biopsy a human penis. You would need young male cadavers who took finasteride in their life. They're pretty hard to find. I think there aren't enough people complaining and thinking it's a big thing too.But what about actual trials? In the 20 years it's been on the market why hasn't this penile fibrosis been found in human studies if it's been found in rat studies?
I doubt it can raise prostate cancer risk. Breast cancer perhaps yes. Are there any studies saying so? After all, isn't it used to fight prostate cancer?maybe there isn't the money, or the will to conduct any more extensive studies. I'd also like to know if there's any truth in the claims that finasteride can increase the risk of prostate cancer. Further unbiased rigorously scientific trials would definetely be a good thing.
But as Irishfella says, doctors have been prescribing Proscar to patients with enlarged prostates for two decades - you'd think red flags would have been raised years ago if finasteride was that potentially dangerous