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Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 10 Jul 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Claire Carter

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: prostatecancer; vasectomy

1 posted on 07/11/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Olog-hai

Please never post that word(vasectomy) here ,ouch


3 posted on 07/11/2014 8:20:37 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Olog-hai

War on men.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Grampa Dave

Nothing will get in the way of the culture of death and it’s sacraments... pornography, contraception & abortion.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 8:40:27 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Olog-hai

NOW they tell me....


6 posted on 07/11/2014 8:41:46 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

And women who get their tubes “tied” (closed) are at risk for many hormonal issues, pain, and menstruation trouble which lasts for decades.

Just don’t.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Blood of Tyrants
NOW they tell me....

No kidding. Had mine 35 yrs ago.

8 posted on 07/11/2014 8:44:14 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


9 posted on 07/11/2014 8:48:05 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 8:50:04 AM PDT by strongbow
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Yep. I had it done over 20 years ago


11 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:28 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Olog-hai

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.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:02:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Tax-chick

Lookie here


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:04:13 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

This correlation was known a long time back. I remember reading about it in natural family planning materials.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:12:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s the old rule for all body parts: use it or lose it.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:16:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Olog-hai

precious bodily fluids bump


17 posted on 07/11/2014 9:18:35 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: Dead Corpse

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.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

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).


19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“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.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 9:31:25 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: dangerdoc

Now don’t get all General Ripper on us now!


21 posted on 07/11/2014 9:32:55 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Yaelle

I work on an Oncology unit at a local hospital in my area. For over 22 years I have made a very strange observation on about 95% of the women who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - they all had “tubal ligations” when they were younger. Just downright scary.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 9:46:38 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Dude. There goes my dream of living to see my 10,173rd Birthday.


23 posted on 07/11/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: rwilson99

“Nothing will get in the way of the culture of death and it’s sacraments... pornography, contraception & abortion.”

The cult of the left is amazingly deadly.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 9:59:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Gerish

Wow. That is interesting.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 10:09:40 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Grampa Dave

I always wondered what happens to sperm. It is still produced but not evacuated. That can’t be good. A bunch of energetic critters full of genetic material running wild, then dying off. Can’t be good for the immune system.

That’s what i always wondered. So i never got one. That and pretty little nurses holding sharp knives aimed at Da Boyz! Shiver me top mast!


26 posted on 07/11/2014 10:57:11 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Gerish

Wow, the cancer is news to me, but I have also been anecdotally collecting stories of women who have had tubal libations and ALL of them have hormonal and / or uterine problems. Common problem is lining too thin and painful orgasms etc. But all kinds of problems ensue.

Doctors push these surgical options like they are bandaids to men and women. Men are harder to get into the office, but women having their second or third c section are automatically encouraged to have their Fallopian tubes closed off at the same time. They even thought I was going to have that, when I was not even carrying a baby from my own egg, already clearly infertile. Um, no thanks, chop happy docs!


27 posted on 07/11/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Olog-hai

Still have all plumbing intact (we used all copper), as well as my own internal systems. No worries then.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 6:18:27 PM PDT by BobL
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