Navigation Links
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?
Date:2/16/2011

TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer may be twice as likely to have started showing signs of male pattern baldness at the age of 20 than those without prostate cancer, a new French study suggests.

Men who start losing their hair in their 30s or 40s do not appear to face a similar boost in prostate cancer risk. And those whose hair loss starts in their 20s do not face a higher risk of developing the cancer at an early age or of developing more aggressive tumors, the research team noted.

Whether or not men who experience youthful hair loss may benefit from prostate cancer screening is yet to be determined, the study authors added.

"At present, there is no hard evidence to show any benefit from screening the general population for prostate cancer," study author Dr. Philippe Giraud, from the European Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, said in a news release from the European Society for Medical Oncology. "We need a way of identifying those men who are at high risk of developing the disease."

Noting that androgens associated with hair loss are also associated with prostate cancer, he and the other researchers called for more studies to see whether interventions might be appropriate for men with very early balding.

Physicians need to know "who could be targeted for screening and also considered for chemo-prevention using anti-androgenic drugs such as finasteride," Giraud said.

"Balding at the age of 20 may be one of these easily identifiable risk factors, and more work needs to be done now to confirm this," he added.

Giraud, who is also a professor of radiation oncology at the Paris Descartes University, reports his team's findings in the Feb. 15 online edition of the journal Annals of Oncology.

The authors noted that male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is very common, affecting about half of all men at some point in their lives.

Its onset has pre
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
2. Six Other E. colis Could Be Lurking In Your Valentine Days Dinner
3. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
4. New Book Reveals How Qigong Could Be The Eastern Answer To Botox
5. Chocolate lovers could be lowering their risk of stroke: Study
6. Charging less for more effective treatments could reduce health care costs while improving health
7. Clinical trial underway: Miniature ultrasound device could revolutionize pain relief
8. UAB-led study shows simple steps could reduce stillbirths by up to 1 million
9. Most maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be avoided
10. Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say
11. New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Could Hair Loss at 20 Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk?
(Date:8/21/2014)... The Swedish-American Life Science Summit, ... focus on the Future of Medicine and the ... commercialization. , With the mission to turn new ... of business and science. "Over the years SALSS ... a diverse community with representatives challenging the boundaries ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... two types of polio vaccines seems to provide stronger ... eradicate polio, a new study shows. The research ... the Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) to those who ... vaccine (OPV) appeared to improve their immunity to the ... the Aug. 22 issue of the journal Science ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Researchers have published a study examining racial and ... motor complete spinal cord injury (SCI). The article, ... and follow-up among patients with motor complete SCI," ... 2 by the Archives of Physical Medicine ... but significant differences in self-care and mobility at ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014) An international scientific collaboration led by Baylor ... that may contribute to a rare form of kidney ... cancer but other types as well. , The collaboration, ... Cancer Genome Atlas initiative , completed the sequence of ... in the journal Cancer Cell . , ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August, 21, 2014 Young girls with an intense, ... be at increased risk of developing urinary tract infections ... Medical Center. The treatment may be as simple as ... baths and swimming pools. , "Vulvitis is a common ... senior author Steve J. Hodges, M.D., associate professor of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Tenth Swedish-American Life Science Summit, takingplace in Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-22nd, will focus on The Future of Medicine 2Health News:Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease 2Health News:Researchers examine impact of race and ethnicity in motor complete spinal cord injury 2Health News:Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase 2Health News:Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase 3Health News:Researchers identify potential risk factors for urinary tract infections in young girls 2
... A new medical imager for detecting and guiding the ... spotting tumors that are half the size of the ... a new study. , The results of initial testing ... at the Department of Energys Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator ...
... Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health ... a Center for Reproduction and Infertility Research at the ... research aimed at expanding the science underlying the success ... improving human reproductive health. , The NICHD supports ...
... WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 The Department of,Veterans Affairs ... at its Marion, Ill., hospital. The VA today ... patient care at the Marion,facility., VA,s Inspector ... VA,s,Under Secretary for Health, on September 10, 2007 ...
... Strategy Capitalizes on Growing Trend in Professional Skin ... Beauty industry analysts at,worldwide consulting and research ... Estee Lauder to marry its powerhouse Clinique,brand with ... the cosmetics maker. The strategy will allow,Estee Lauder ...
... Humanitarian Purposes Granted to Global Vaccines, ... Jan. 28, InkSure Technologies Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... security solutions,("CMRT") for the detection of counterfeiting, ... developer of innovative authentication,and item-level identification technologies, ...
... Members, Appoints New CEO -, BALTIMORE, Jan. ... the healthcare of chronically ill seniors, today,announced that ... to the company,s nine-person board. The modified board ... executive officer and,chairman of the board., Patrick ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Device zeroes in on small breast tumors 2Health News:National Institutes of Health funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at Illinois 2Health News:VA Leadership Vows to Fix Problems Identified at Marion VA Medical Center 2Health News:VA Leadership Vows to Fix Problems Identified at Marion VA Medical Center 3Health News:VA Leadership Vows to Fix Problems Identified at Marion VA Medical Center 4Health News:Kline Analysts Say Clinique-Allergan Deal Sets Beauty Industry Precedent in Channel Diversification 2Health News:Kline Analysts Say Clinique-Allergan Deal Sets Beauty Industry Precedent in Channel Diversification 3Health News:InkSure and AuthentiForm Announce Assignment of Patent Portfolio 2Health News:InkSure and AuthentiForm Announce Assignment of Patent Portfolio 3Health News:XLHealth Corporation Announces Executive Changes 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  eRelevance Corporation ( www.erelevancecorp.com ), ... that it has completed integration with Nextech, a ... Surgery and Dermatology practices. "Integration allows ... healthcare practices using Nextech," stated Bob Fabbio ... information from the EMR we are able to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... The spinal column is one of the most ... to and from the brain through the column control many ... or ailment here can be life altering, and leave the ... over their body. Though back injury and disease can have ... more options available to make things better than ever before. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)...  Publicis Groupe customer engagement agency Rosetta ... Healthcare Industry Group Leader, has been featured in the ... inspiring people in the life-sciences industry. Those chosen for ... marketing, technology, creativity, strategy and medicine. ... in its leading Rosetta Consulting practice. In 2012, she ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2Don't Live in Pain: Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery 2Shannon Hartley Shines in PharmaVOICE 100 2
... therapeutic, expandable turning surface for the BariMaxx™ ... Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, Large ... patients using a statuc mattress that would ... whose body weight and size pose a ...
... healthcare bed system which helps provide comfort ... care setting, ,INDICATIONS: ,Patients weighing up ... ,Healthcare frame accommodating one or two ... ,CONTRAINDICATIONS: ,Total weight in excess of 600 ...
... flexible environment for patient care, paired with ... support, treatment and prevention., ,INDICATIONS: ,Large ... patients at risk for pressure ulcers ,Any ... would benefit from a pressure reduction surface ...
... Rest Deluxe Transport beds feature folding head end and ... storage. With the head end and foot end deck ... reduced to approximately 67". This compact length makes storage, ... ,This feature is not available on Model 4748B, ...
Medicine Products: