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Can HGH Cause Cancer?

Original Post:

Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) is a hormone with a similar molecular structure to insulin. It’s vital to childhood growth and encourages cell growth and proliferation in adults. It’s naturally produced by the liver and its production is stimulated by growth hormones. The levels of IGF-1 are highest in childhood and decline in adulthood. However, IGF-1 also promotes each of the key stages of cancer development: growth of the cancerous cells, vascularisation of cancerous tissue (blood vessel growth) and metastasis. In addition, it also prevents natural cell death (apoptosis) so the effect on cells with cancer potential can be dramatic.

Reply:

This is true, but it’s my belief that if you have a predisposition to cancer, you’re getting cancer. There are many studies on HGH and cancer and, from what I’ve read, there’s no link between HGH and the formation of cancer. However, yes, if you have cancer, HGH can exacerbate the problem. Weigh that against the benefits of HGH and it’s a gamble. I feel absolutely Amazing so would I rather have 20 more years living like a beast or 30 more years drooling on myself and having someone change my diaper? It’s Quality of Life over Quantity of Life for me. I’m agreeing with your post… I’d just rather ride through this life with guns a blazin’ and when it’s all said and done, I want to look back and say, “Damn, that was one hell of a ride.”

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