Men Who Had Testicular Cancer Are More Likely To Develop Less Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men Who Had Testicular Cancer Are More Likely To Develop Less Aggressive Prostate Cancer
shutterstock_181107716A recent study revealed that men who suffered from testicular cancer are more likely to develop prostate cancerhowever, the overall risk of being diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease is low. A case-control study of almost 180,000 men indicated that the incidence of prostate cancer is significantly higher among men with a previous history of testicular cancer (12.6 percent) when compared to men who never suffered with the disease (2.8 percent). According to the results, men who had testicular cancer were more likely to develop intermediate or high-risk prostate cancers. The study outcomes will be presented during the 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando. Dr. Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, study's senior author and professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine said in a press release: "Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing their risk for prostate cancer, given there may be an increased risk. It is too soon to make any practice recommendations based on this single study, but the findings provide groundwork fo
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Isaura Santos graduated with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). Her professional interests include science communication, public awareness of science and communication of science through entertainment.

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