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Does having a UTI increase my risk of getting prostate cancer?

Does having a UTI increase my risk of getting prostate cancer?

No: Urinary tract infections are not a known risk factor for developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is generally a familial condition but can also occur sporadically without any family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more

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Does masturbation reduce my chances of getting prostate cancer?

Does masturbation reduce my chances of getting prostate cancer?

Sex and prostate: Cancer is almost always thought about by patients, but they rarely ask. It is still a taboo subject, so i tell them that there is no evidence that having or abstaning from sex with self, others, even bestiality, homosexual encoounters, having any influence on getting or protecting from prostate cancers. There were studies looking at rc priests, but we will not go there...Most men masturbate. ...Read more

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If a male's mother had breast cancer, does this increase his risk of getting any type of cancer?

If a male's mother had breast cancer, does this increase his risk of getting any type of cancer?

Breast cancer : It could. They should be evaluated. I know brothers who are brca positive. Because they have a genetic predisposition they are at increased risk. An oncology physician can provide appropriate consultations and referral for genetic testing if needed. ...Read more

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How much does a family history of colon cancer increase my risk of getting it?

How much does a family history of colon cancer increase my risk of getting it?

Varies: The "family history" of colon cancer needs to be further clarified as to what type of family syndrome this is. A genetic counselor can help further define the risks and potential surveillance or treatment strategies. The increased risk may be small or may be very large. Specific genetic testing may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does promiscuity increase my chances of getting prostatitis?

Does promiscuity increase my chances of getting prostatitis?

Yes: Promiscuity increases your chances of getting an std or even a urinary tract infection. These infections may then affect the prostate with clinical symptoms or with very few symptoms. If left untreated or if there is a delay in treatment, prostatitis may develop which may then turn into a chronic condition over time. ...Read more

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Why does having an abortion so greatly increase the chance of getting breast cancer?

Why does having an abortion so greatly increase the chance of getting breast cancer?

It doesn't! : This is a myth that has been perpetuated for political reasons. It is not true. World experts have studied this question and they all agree: there is no increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had an induced or spontaneous abortion. To read more, check out this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/causes/ere/workshop-report. ...Read more

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Does having an abortion increase the chances of getting cancer?

Does having an abortion increase the chances of getting cancer?

No: The best scientific work has discredited the claim about breast cancer. This is being kept alive by politicians, not scientists. If you are considering ending your pregnancy for convenience, I would ask you to look at all your options, including bring your child to term and offering an adoption in a loving home. Only you can decide based on accurate information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

What can increase the chances of a teenager getting stomach and/or colorectal cancer?

Extremely rare: It is extremely rare that a teenager would get stomach or colon cancer. Increased chances would more likely involve colon cancer, with in an inherited familial colonic polyposis syndrome. ...Read more

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If I have stage 4 melanoma, does that increase my chances of getting breast cancer or another form of cancer?

If I have stage 4 melanoma, does that increase my chances of getting breast cancer or another form of cancer?

Not all that signifi: It does not increase the risk. So i would ask you not to worry any more than you already are if you have stage 4 melanoma. I hope you are not confusing it with level-4 melanoma which means non- metastatic melanoma(curable) as opposed to metastatic melanoma(stage-4) which is less commonly curable. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase my risks of getting vaginal cancer?

Does smoking increase my risks of getting vaginal cancer?

Possible but ????: The major risk factor for vaginal cancer is hpv or human papillomavirus infection. One case study showed double the risk for adenocarcinoma of the vagina in smokers, but other studies have not found this association. However, so many other cancers (mouth, lips, tongue, throat, esophagus, breast, bladder) are associated that there is every reason to quit. ...Read more

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Does vasectomy increase my risk of prostate cancer?

Does vasectomy increase my risk of prostate cancer?

No, having a vasectomy doesn't increase your risk of prostate cancer: Researchers have conducted many studies on this subject. The best current evidence indicates no increased risk of prostate cancer after vasectomy. If you're concerned about your prostate cancer risk, talk to your doctor about possible symptoms and screening tests. You may have an increased risk of prostate cancer if you're African-American or if you have a close family member with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Does having sex with an uncircumcised penis increase my chances of getting a uti?

Does having sex with an uncircumcised penis increase my chances of getting a uti?

Sex does it: Sexual intercourse (genito/vaginal, oral/vaginal) can increase risk for uti, especially if using diaphragm, dry vaginal mucosa, various positions, etc. Drink plenty of fluids, urinate after sex. Whether the penis is circumcised or not is less a factor; can happen with dildos, vibrators too. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more