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Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2014

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during intercourse, scientists are claiming.

Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory.

Trichomoniasis is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection and is understood to have infected an estimated 275 million people around the world. …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: cancer; cdc; prostatecancer; savethemales; stds; trichomoniasis

1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Another plot by women to insure they outlive men!


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: All

and you get breast cancer from too much foreplay.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:24:04 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Olog-hai

“Living causes dying”


4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:25:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: willywill
*golf clap*

well played, well played.

5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:25:53 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is really badly written. I have no idea what kind of experiments they are trying to describe.

Have to look this up in PubMed, I guess.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:37:33 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Olog-hai

Trichomonis could indeed be the culprit. It is present in almost all vagina’s and does not cause hardly any symptoms in females. But Tricho loves to live and breed in male prostate. Prostate has this extremely nutritious environment of sperm sustaining fluids and germs love to live there. Males who get frequent prostate symptoms such as frequent urge to urinate, and enlarged prostate would be safer wearing condoms unless of course you are trying to make a baby.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:44:55 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: exDemMom

“Have to look this up in PubMed, I guess.”

no need, mon cheri, I can explain it to you.

people are much more inclined to take a pill if it involves not having to restrict sexual activities. so, if they can convince people prostrate cancer is from sex and will be greatly slowed down with a pill, they’ll take it.
and the drug profits continue.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 8:48:37 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

Very insightful. And probably very right.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 8:54:29 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai
or just to much aspartame breaking down into carcinogens in scalding hot coffee.
10 posted on 05/20/2014 9:45:36 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Olog-hai
Well, I'm safe. dammit.
11 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:30 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Olog-hai

A viral vector has long been suspected.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 12:18:20 AM PDT by fso301 (uires that you believe)
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To: entropy12

If so, and as squirm-inducing as the notion might sound, a trans-urethral dose of a strong antibiotic might prove beneficial in greatly reducing prostate cancer.

I suspect this isn’t the whole picture, though. Is there any sort of research that would tie behavior to incidence of prostate cancer? Are highly sexually active heterosexual males that much more prone? Everyone I’ve known who has had it has been married for decades and unless they just have me fooled, not prone to straying.

Prostate enlargement itself occurs due to DHT, dihydrotestosterone, which increases with age as free testosterone decreases. DHT is largely responsible for male pattern baldness as well.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 12:31:17 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like Laz is a goner.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 4:14:27 AM PDT by gop4lyf (Claire Wolfe called. She said the Awkward Phase is over.)
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To: Olog-hai

HPV is linked to cervical cancer in women. I’m not surprised to read they are studying a viral link to prostate or other cancers.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 4:17:21 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: IamConservative

HPV has been known to cause testicular and oral cancers in men. It was an inconvenient truth that was suppressed when Big Pharma and politicos were trying to spin the HPV vaccine as a “women’s issue”.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 4:25:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Olog-hai

Great! If it’s an STD then it will be covered by Obamacare right? Right?


17 posted on 05/21/2014 4:43:51 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: fso301; IamConservative

Trichomonas vaginalis is not a virus.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 5:35:44 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

LOL...I had robotic prostate surgery in November. If my wife see’s this article she’ll make them put it back in.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 6:40:47 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: willywill
and you get breast cancer from too much foreplay.

STOP THAT!!

Don't spread these baseless rumors! Have you no shame?

20 posted on 05/21/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: HartleyMBaldwin; IamConservative
Trichomonas vaginalis is not a virus.

Thanks. So now there may also be a parasitic vector.

21 posted on 05/21/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by fso301 (uires that you believe)
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