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Rees J. Does vasectomy increase the risk of prostate cancer? Practitioner 2014; 258 (1774):7

Does vasectomy increase the risk of prostate cancer?

23 Sep 2014Pais-up subscribers

Vasectomy may be associated with a small increase in absolute risk of prostate cancer, the findings from a large cohort study in the United States suggest. A cohort of 49,405 men taking part in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, run by Harvard University, was followed up from 1986 to 2010. During this period 12,321 men (25%) had vasectomies. [With external links to the current evidence base]

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