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Do prostate infections eventually lead to prostate cancer?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: No

No but prostatitis can elevate your psa and that could lead to a prostate biopsy which could detect prostate cancer.
Make sure your prostatis is fully treated and you have not ejaculated for at least 72 hrs before getting a psa checked.

In brief: No

No but prostatitis can elevate your psa and that could lead to a prostate biopsy which could detect prostate cancer.
Make sure your prostatis is fully treated and you have not ejaculated for at least 72 hrs before getting a psa checked.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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Dr. Darren Mack
Urology

In brief: No

There is no evidence to support that infection/inflammation in the prostate, or prostatitis, predispose a man to developing prostate cancer.
However, inflammatory processes in the prostate such as infections may drastically change the prostate specific antigen (psa) value.

In brief: No

There is no evidence to support that infection/inflammation in the prostate, or prostatitis, predispose a man to developing prostate cancer.
However, inflammatory processes in the prostate such as infections may drastically change the prostate specific antigen (psa) value.
Dr. Darren Mack
Dr. Darren Mack
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