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Prostate Cancer Risk And Masturbation
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
Unclear.: Two studies have suggested a protective association between prostate cancer and frequency of ejaculation (giles et al, 2003; leitzmann et al, 2004). Giles et al reported that the protective effect was seen in men in their 20s, who reported greater than 5 ejaculations per week. These are small studies, and the basis for this association is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 yrs old. Worried frequent masturbation (once every 4-5 days or so) over a year or two may increase risk of prostate cancer? Should i get tested?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It just doesn't: One of the cults is telling this to young people to frighten them. It's totally made up. These people are rotten. Enjoy your body, and accept the reassurance that it also won't make you demented, bald, infertile or any of the other stuff. Think about something wholesome -- maybe the person that you do / will love -- rather than internet garbage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it true that masturbating to much in the teenage years to mid 20s can put you at risk for prostate cancer?
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
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
22. I masturbated about once a day. Worried that I will get prostate cancer later in life. Should I stop?
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
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