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Does masturbation reduce my chances of getting prostate cancer?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It will not increase or decrease your risk.
If you go for very long periods between ejaculations, there may be other problems. Since cells are not being mutated or dividing as a result of your entertaining yourself, there is no cancer risk.

In brief: No

It will not increase or decrease your risk.
If you go for very long periods between ejaculations, there may be other problems. Since cells are not being mutated or dividing as a result of your entertaining yourself, there is no cancer risk.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Masturbation and sexual activity are not risk factors for prostate cancer.
Risk factors include family history and race (african-americans have a higher risk)/.

In brief: No

Masturbation and sexual activity are not risk factors for prostate cancer.
Risk factors include family history and race (african-americans have a higher risk)/.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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