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Doctor insights on: Prostate Cancer Risk And Masturbation

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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 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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Is masturbation really a preventative against prostate cancer?

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 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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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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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. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more