Circumcision May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
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|Thu, 03-15-2012 - 4:46pm|
The following is from the NY Times, researchers believe that circumcision can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 15%:
A new analysis has found evidence that circumcision may reduce the risk for prostate cancer.
Researchers studied 1,754 men with prostate cancer and 1,654 controls in King County, Wash. They asked the men if they were circumcised and if they had ever had a sexually transmitted infection. The investigators also gathered information on prostate cancer from a tumor registry.
The study, published Monday in the journal Cancer, controlled for age, race, family history of prostate cancer and other factors. The scientists found that circumcision before first sexual intercourse was associated with a 15 percent lower risk for prostate cancer.
Any thoughts on the findings?