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Doctor insights on: Masturbation Cancer

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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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Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

No: Things that actually cause cancer are those that mutate genes or make cells divide. This isn't happening when you entertain yourself. People have even looked at frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer; there's no effect one way or the other. ...Read more

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How can masturbation reduce prostate cancer?

How can masturbation reduce prostate cancer?

It does not: Prolonged abstinence may exacerbate prostate enlargement of the benign sort. ...Read more

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Studies suggest reduced risk of prostate cancer with frequent ejaculations. So that means not masturbating causes prostate cancer? I don't buy it!

Studies suggest reduced risk of prostate cancer with frequent ejaculations. So that means not masturbating causes prostate cancer? I don't buy it!

See below: Masturbation, or not, will not affect your risk of prostate cancer or any other illness.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause penis cancer?

Can masturbation cause penis cancer?

No: Cancer of the penis is caused by a few strains of hpv, it's fairly common in some communities especially among uncircumcised men; the precursor lesions stay visible for at least months and can be removed for cure. Enjoying your body like essentially all men do won't promote it, and you should ignore health advice from anyone who tried to frighten you with this tall tale. ...Read more

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Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

Can masturbation prevent prostate cancer in older men?

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 hyperplasia (confirming a traditional idea), but not affecting cancer risk either way. This makes sense biologically. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Can you tell me for older men, does masturbation prevent prostate cancer?

Probably not: Heroic abstinence is a likely contributor to benign prostate hyperplasia. People have looked at prostate cancer versus frequency of ejaculation and found basically nothing. ...Read more

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I've got lower back pain, pressure in my neck. Followed by dizziness and difficulty to walk. I over masturbate. Is this cancer?

I've got lower back pain, pressure in my neck. Followed by dizziness and difficulty to walk. I over masturbate. Is this cancer?

NO Cancer here: Cancer is a growth....do you see anything like a growth on your body?
Pain is not an initial feature of Cancer, it occurs later on. ...Read more

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Does masturbation lead to testiscular cancer?

Does masturbation lead to testiscular cancer?

No: Life is difficult enough without people making things up like this to frighten you. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?

How accurate is it that over masturbating can cause prostate cancer?

Not true: Frankly, just a lie to frighten young people. The claim makes no sense biologically, and actual studies show no effect of frequency of ejaculation. ...Read more

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New girlfriend says masturbation can cause prostate cancer. Is this true?

New girlfriend says masturbation can cause prostate cancer. Is this true?

No link demonstrated: Much concern over a small, case-controlled study reported in january 2009 issue of bju international which reported increased rate of prostate cancer for men in 20s and 30s who masturbated 2-7x/week (and a lower rate for men in their 50s who masturbated often). There are many reasons not to believe the reported conclusions, and it has not been confirmed in other studies. ...Read more

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Could masturbation help prevent prostate cancer?

Could masturbation help prevent prostate cancer?

No: This has been looked at and it neither prevents nor increases risk. This is in keeping with basic cancer biology. ...Read more

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Heavy masturbate can cause testis cancer and penis cancer?

Heavy masturbate can cause testis cancer and penis cancer?

No: I'm sorry there are people in the world who would tell you something like this. You should be able to enjoy your body and you're emerging manhood without people trying to manipulate you through fear. Think about the girl you'll marry, and vary your technique to be prepared for different possible partners. Cherish the time and who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can masturbation put you at risk for vulvar cancer?

Can masturbation put you at risk for vulvar cancer?

No: Life is difficult enough without worrying about something this basic. Relax and enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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How low will my risk of testicular cancer drop from masturbation?

How low will my risk of testicular cancer drop from masturbation?

No effect: Enjoying yourself does cause or protect you from testicular cancer. ...Read more

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Can a lot of masturbation cause any type of prostate disease or cancer?

Can a lot of masturbation cause any type of prostate disease or cancer?

No: In fact some studies suggest that sexually active men may reduce their risk of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Can masturbating daily raise my psa to 11.4 no cancer has been found on biopsy.

Can masturbating daily raise my psa to 11.4 no cancer has been found on biopsy.

No: Stop worrying. I've believed for twenty years that many men have elevated PSA for no discernable reason and this is why it's such a poor screen for prostate cancer. The rest of the world is finally catching on that I was right all along. Keep enjoying your body, get a digital rectal exam as your screen, and stop worrying about numbers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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In the last three days when masturbating, I see only a little sperm and not much. Is that symtom of testical cancer?

In the last three days when masturbating, I see only a little sperm and not much. Is that symtom of testical cancer?

No: Testicular Cancer does not affect the amount of semen(not sperm) you produce. Cancer will cause swelling of your Testes. So check them and look for any difference in their size. If one is much bigger than the other, then you may have some concern, like cancer. Not otherwise. ...Read more

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How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

How does masturbation reduce the risk for prostate cancer?

It doesn't: We've looked at the effect of frequent ejaculation. It doesn't seem to impact prostate cancer risk one way or the other. It's safe and helps you stay comfortable and prepare for adult roles. Best wishes. ...Read more