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  • NEW STUDY FROM HARVARD SUGGESTS THAT VASECTOMY INCREASES THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER IN MEN

 

ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN THE NATIONAL POST, MEN WHO HAVE HAD A VASECTOMY HAVE AN INCREASED CHANCE OF DEVELOPING THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER.  A HARVARD STUDY OF 50,000 MEN FOUND THAT MEN WHO HAD A VASECTOMY HAD A 10% GREATER CHANCE OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE, ESPECIALLY THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FORM OF THE DISEASE.  IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THIS FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER IS STILL RELATIVELY RARE.

MEN WHO HAD VASECTOMIES AT AN EARLY AGE WERE MOST AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING PROSTATE CANCER WHILE THOSE 38 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER HAD AN INCREASED CHANCE OF DEVELOPING THE MOST AGGRESSIVE TYPE OF CANCER.

PROSTATE CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF CANCER IN MEN WITH ONE IN EIGHT MEN DEVELOPING THE DISEASE AND THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES OCCUR AFTER 65 YEARS OF AGE.  MOST MEN WHO DEVELOP THE CANCER SUFFER NO HARM FROM IT ALTHOUGH THE TREATMENT OPTIONS WHICH INCLUDE RADIOTHERAPY AND SURGERY CAN CAUSE ERECTILE DISFUNCTION AND INCONTINENCE.  ROUGHLY 40,000 MEN IN BRITAIN DEVELOP PROSTATE CANCER AND 10,000 WILL DIE EACH YEAR FROM THE DISEASE.

AT THE PRESENT TIME THEY HAVE NOT DETERMINED WHY A VASECTOMY MIGHT INCREASE YOUR RISKS BUT IT MAY BE RLATED TO CHANGES IN THE PROTEINS IN SEMEM.

 

 

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