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The Link Between Gonorrhea & Prostate Cancer

Gonorrhea & Prostate Cancer

Most people know that HPV, or human papillomavirus, is linked to higher risk of cervical, penile, and anal cancer, among others.

But are you aware that this isn’t the only sexually transmitted disease that increases risk of cancer?

Scientists are theorizing that there’s a link between gonorrhea and prostate cancer, particularly among African American men. Learn what you need to know about this connection — and its implications for men.

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Are You Increasing Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

September is the official Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn the basics on the disease, including its risk factors.

Men should know that a having a common STD — trichomoniasis — can put them at risk for the most fatal type of prostate cancer, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Here’s what men need to know about the link between STDs and prostate cancer.

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

prostate-cancer-awarenessEach year, the month of September has been set aside in many countries as a prostate cancer awareness month. This is meant to enlighten people about the disease, its causes and ways to prevent it as well as the best way of treating it.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer refers to a form of cancer which develops in a male gland known as prostate within the reproductive system. Majority of the prostate cancers grow slowly even though there are cases of prostate cancer that are very aggressive. The cells of the cancer may spread to other body parts such as the lymph nodes and the bones from the prostate. It is worth noting that, prostate cancer may result to problems during sexual intercourse, pain, erectile dysfunction or difficulty in urine removal. There are other symptoms which may develop during the disease later stages.

Prostate cancer presence may be shown by symptoms, prostate specific antigen, biopsy or physical examination. The management strategies of this disease should be led by its severity. Majority of the low risk tumors can be followed with active surveillance very safely. Treatments that are meant to cure prostate cancer mainly entails various form of radiation therapy, surgery or less commonly used treatment that involves hormonal therapy, cryosurgery as well as the chemotherapy which are mainly reserved for advanced case of the disease. The risk of Prostate cancer can as well be reduced by masturbation

Prostate cancer detection rate varies very widely across the world and its frequency of detection is less in East and South Asia. This disease is more likely to develop in men with more than fifty years of age and it is globally among the top causes of cancer in most men. Prostate cancer is also most common in developed countries while as its rate of development is rapidly increasing in developing countries.

However, it is important to note that most men suffering from prostate cancer never have any symptoms, undertake no kind of therapy and eventually die as a result of many other causes that have no relation to prostate cancer. The development of this disease is associated with many factors that include diet and genetics.

The underlying health and age of the man, appearance under the microscope, the metastasis extend level as well as the cancer response to first treatment are very crucial in determining the result of the disease. patient.

Visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation for more information on spreading the awareness.

 

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