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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Infertility A Warning Sign of Prostate cancer ?

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 6:27 AM 2 comments

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The original article published in www.medpagetoday.com is interesting, and may open up new front in research to find out how impotency is connected with high grade prostate cancer. Also, some solution may come out.


Infertility A Warning Sign of Prostate cancer ?

A large database analysis by researchers gives this possibility that infertility may be a warning signal of aggressive prostate cancer later. Read the clip..
Male infertility may be an early and identifiable risk factor for the later development of aggressive prostate cancer, a large study found.
In discussing why infertility and prostate cancer might be linked, the investigators explained that recent studies have implicated defects on the Y chromosome with both conditions and also with disease-specific mortality.
Defects that may contribute include faulty DNA repair and, in particular, defects in DNA mismatch repair. Other genetic abnormalities also may play a part, according to the investigators.
“Although the downstream effects of these abnormalities may lead directly to disease, they also may increase susceptibility to the negative influence of environmental factors,” they wrote.
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