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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is prostate cancer caused by overuse of the gland?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
No: Prostate cancer is not related to sexual activity, ejaculation, or masturbation. It is related to other factors such as family history.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Agree - prostate activity is not related to developing prostate cancer. In addition to family history, the main risk factor, after age and male gender, is related to race and ethnicity. Africva-American men are a at higher risk while Asian descent may be at lower risk, compared to Caucasians. Diet, obesity, and smoking may have a role but this is less well defined.
Jul 24, 2012
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 23 years experience
No: Some studies show more ejaculation is protective.

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