Navigation Links
Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Date:7/10/2014

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the study said more research is needed to determine if the study findings are truly accurate.

For the study, Harvard researchers analyzed data from more than 49,400 American men who were followed for 24 years, starting in 1986. During that time, 6,023 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed among the men, including 811 fatal cases.

The 25 percent of the men in the study who'd had a vasectomy had a 10 percent increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to the study published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Vasectomy was not linked with an increased risk of low-grade prostate cancer. But it was associated with a 20 percent higher risk of advanced prostate cancer and a 19 percent greater risk of fatal prostate cancer, respectively, the study authors said.

Even among men who had regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests for prostate cancer, those who had a vasectomy were 56 percent more likely to develop fatal prostate cancer. This link was strongest among men who had a vasectomy at a younger age.

However, the absolute risk of developing deadly prostate cancer was small, the study authors noted -- 16 of every 1,000 men.

"This study follows our initial publication on vasectomy and prostate cancer in 1993, with 19 additional years of follow-up and tenfold greater number of cases. The results support the hypothesis that vasectomy is associated with an increased risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer," study co-author Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a university news release.

About 15 percent of men in the United States have a vasectomy. Prostate ca
'/>"/>

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... Lake, Wis. (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... their patients and a faster return on their investment, ... body composition analyzer at Obesity Medicine 2015, April 8-12 ... for busy weight loss centers and medical offices, Rice ... as a health assessment tool. Obesity Medicine 2015 delivers ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Como, Italy (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 A' ... design project Food Feeder Plus by Justin Cheung has been ... in Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design Competition ... project leader of the awarded Baby Products project Food Feeder ... to eat alone, but also means more independence for the ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... provider of Population Health and Analytics solutions, announces the ... Sales. Bedenbaugh will work with the Senior Vice President ... transform healthcare by empowering primary care providers to create ... in the Northeast including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... March 31, 2015 A' Design Award ... project Bruker EVOQ by Daniel Dion has been announced ... in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment ... Dion, the creative mind behind the award winning Medical ... - developed under the direction of Dr. Rohan Thakur ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 Mega ... fun photo app in the market today. This free app ... transforming them into artistically creative, exciting, and fun masterpieces. Mega ... with including twisting, morphing, pinching, warping, and spinning images in ... the game changers for Mega Photo is that it has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rice Lake Weighing Systems’ Body Composition Analyzer On Display at Obesity Medicine 2015 2Health News:Justin Cheung wins Golden in A' International Baby Products Design Awards 2Health News:i2i Systems Announces the Hire of Robert Bedenbaugh 2Health News:Daniel Dion wins Golden in A' Medical Product Design Awards 2Health News:New Mega Photo App Launched and Provides the Ultimate Playground for Photos 2
... Scientists have discovered the first evidence linking brain function ... brain to size at birth and the weight of ... the causes of mental health problems in later life. ... and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit ...
... is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased ... length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide ... deliveries continues to climb, it is important for physicians and ... The new findings, published in the February issue of ...
... , FRIDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors must not ... disorders who take antipsychotic drugs, experts warn. The authors of ... noted that patients with severe mental illness live an average ... disease, not suicide, is the major cause of death in these ...
... By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , ... bike-only tracks that are physically separated from street traffic ... vehicles, a new study finds. "We found that ... bicycling on cycle tracks, compared with bicycling in parallel ...
... the basic functional concept is that synapses transmit electrical ... axons carry signals away (output). In one of many ... can operate in reverse: they can send signals to ... axons can talk to each other. Before sending signals ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) ... the United States last fall, but is now circulating in all ... deaths from flu tripled in the past month, jumping from 10 ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We still have ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brain function linked to birth size in groundbreaking new study 2Health News:Scheduled deliveries raise risks for mothers, do not benefit newborns 2Health News:Scheduled deliveries raise risks for mothers, do not benefit newborns 3Health News:Antipsychotic Drugs Raise Heart Risks, Experts Warn 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 2Health News:Separate Bikes-Only Lanes in Cities Cut Injury Rate: Study 3Health News:Rewrite the textbooks 2Health News:Rewrite the textbooks 3Health News:U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... March 31, 2015 The Allen Institute ... effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital ... launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create reliable ... of branches that make up individual neurons: a ... encodes information. "In our quest ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo ... Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPTX ) by Horizon ... 2015, the two companies announced the signing of a ... Hyperion.  Under the terms of the agreement, Hyperion shareholders ... Hyperion common stock. View this information ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) will present ... 9:05 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the ... . Scott Foraker , vice president and general ... Live audio of the presentation can be accessed from the ... A replay of the webcast will also be available on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:International Initiative Launched to Advance State-of-the-Art Digital Tracings of Neurons 2International Initiative Launched to Advance State-of-the-Art Digital Tracings of Neurons 3International Initiative Launched to Advance State-of-the-Art Digital Tracings of Neurons 4International Initiative Launched to Advance State-of-the-Art Digital Tracings of Neurons 5International Initiative Launched to Advance State-of-the-Art Digital Tracings of Neurons 6Robbins Arroyo LLP: Acquisition of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (HPTX) by Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests 2Robbins Arroyo LLP: Acquisition of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (HPTX) by Horizon Pharma plc (HZNP) May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests 3Amgen To Present At The Goldman Sachs Key Debates In Biosimilars Conference 2
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Global Genetic Testing Industry ... markets for Genetic Testing in Millions of US$. The ... and Newborn Genetic Testing, Pharmacogenomic Testing, and Predictive testing. ...
... 23, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Global Human Vaccines Industry ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Prophylatic ... segments: Pediatric Prophylactic Vaccines and Adult Prophylactic Vaccines. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Genetic Testing Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Human Vaccines Industry 2
... an in-vitro diagnostic test kit for ... cruzi in human serum/plasma. This test ... using gelatin particles coated with inactivated ... particles are agglutinated in the presence ...
The Cellabs T. cruzi IgG CELISA is a direct ELISA kit designed to detect antibodies produced during T. cruzi infections (Chagas disease)....
Inquire...
Silicone ICD lead...
Medicine Products: