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masturbation prevents prostate cancer

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: It's not possible to do controlled prospective studies; the last one i saw a few years ago related more frequent ejaculation to less prostate hyperpla ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: Heroic abstinence is a likely contributor to benign prostate hyperplasia. People have looked at prostate cancer versus frequency of ejaculation and fo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Nope: No data to say masturbating prevents prostate cancer. Men who are both sexually active and not active get prostate cancer. Masturbating won't hu ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No harm either way: Masturbating or not masturbating will not have any measurable effect on your health. There is nothing wrong with masturbating and there will no harm i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Unclear.: Two studies have suggested a protective association between prostate cancer and frequency of ejaculation (giles et al, 2003; leitzmann et al, 2004). G ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No link: What you are describing is perfectly normal. You are not at increased risk for prostate cancer because of this. Please don't worry.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Masturbation: No, but you will grow hair on your palms. Not really-myths.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
No: Masturbation has never been linked to prostate cancer or any other urological malignancy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No Correlation Known: No known correlation between the two.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It does not: Prolonged abstinence may exacerbate prostate enlargement of the benign sort.

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