Skip to comments.Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer
Posted on 07/11/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found.
The Harvard research on 50,000 men, the largest study to examine the link between sterilization and cancer, found that those who had the procedure had a 10 percent greater chance of developing the disease.
It also found a sharp increase in the risk of contracting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer, although this type of the disease is still relatively rare.
The dangers appeared to be highest among men who had a vasectomy at a younger age, researchers said.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
A few brave urologists, 3 decades ago, in private were discussing this.
Somehow this information got buried like the increase in breast cancer in women with abortions.
Please never post that word(vasectomy) here ,ouch
War on men.
Nothing will get in the way of the culture of death and it’s sacraments... pornography, contraception & abortion.
NOW they tell me....
And women who get their tubes “tied” (closed) are at risk for many hormonal issues, pain, and menstruation trouble which lasts for decades.
No kidding. Had mine 35 yrs ago.
This was reported years ago and further studies failed to prove the link between vasectomy and prostate cancer. This study will likely suffer the same fate.
I had this suspicion in the back of my mind recently. I was diagnosed with gleason grade 7 adenocarcinoma in my prostate March this year. After my third child was born my ex wife decided she didn’t want to have any more children and I had a vasectomy at age 26. She left me later and went on to have another family but that is another story. I’m in my early sixties now and the relationship between the vasectomy and my cancer has made me curious about any causation. The story ends well as I had a incredible surgeon who removed the nasty critter and I have been blessed with complete removal of cancer and remarkable recovery with NO COMPLICATIONS.
Yep. I had it done over 20 years ago
And there is also a linkage to multiple partners and prostate cancer.
I saw many give in to the snipper routine and doubted the wisdom of it. I figure all my parts have a purpose so I’ve kept them, pains and all and intend do to that until I don’t need them anymore.
Same thing goes for tube tying. Cats and dogs get fat as hogs after such. Maybe there is a message in that?
I’m amazed at the number of medications so many take. There is a pill for everything.
This correlation was known a long time back. I remember reading about it in natural family planning materials.
It’s the old rule for all body parts: use it or lose it.
Had mine a year ago. No cancer yet... Was 44 when I went under the knife.
Methinks there’s another one of those “correlation/causation” things going on here. One does not equal the other.
precious bodily fluids bump
I read somewhere that every man will get prostate cancer if he lives long enough. The vast majority of prostate cancer is the slow growing kind where treatment is more harmful than good.
Back prior to my vasectomy I asked the doctor a lot of questions; one of which was any link to prostate cancer. He assured me that there was no increase in the chance.
I had the procedure (which I could share but don’t want all the men to cringe) and haven’t produced a child since (five was enough).
“I read somewhere that every man will get prostate cancer if he lives long enough.”
The old rule of thumb was that starting at age 70, the percent of men with prostate cancer equals age. However, most men die of something else by those ages. The cancer is only found on autopsy.
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