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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 20's and 30's who masturbated 2-7x/week (and a lower rate for men in their 50's 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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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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Masturbation at 20-30 's increase the risk of prostate cancer. while at 50's it lowers the risk .. is it true?

Masturbation at 20-30 's increase the risk of prostate cancer. while at 50's it lowers the risk .. is it true?

Just not true: It would be difficult to find a control group. There's not a shred of evidence that this is true. The claim that young men give themselves cancer in this way was made up by one of the cults to frighten vulnerable teens. "Heroic abstinence" is strongly suspected as a risk factor for benign prostatic hyperplasia but obviously we can't do controlled studies. I'm sorry people lied to you. ...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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Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?

Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?

Myth: There are many such associations passed by word of mouth.You also don't go blind,don't become infertile, etc.Many cultures find this normal area of sexuality something to discourage and such myths are part of the effort. ...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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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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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

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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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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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