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    Studies Show Circumcision Can Help Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

     

    Prostate cancer is an ongoing problem amongst U.S. men. In fact, it is the most common form of cancer for men in the country.
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 209, 292 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011. Of those, 27, 970 men succumbed to the cancer.
    There are several ways to prevent prostate cancer, including routine screenings, eating a balanced diet that includes vegetables and fruits, and reducing sugar intake. Perhaps the best type of diet is one that is low in fat, high in vegetables and fruits and low in dairy products and sweets.
    But studies have shown that getting a circumcision may be a promising way to drastically reduce the onset of prostate cancer.

     

    A June 2014 Reuters article described promising correlations with circumcision and prostate cancer. Interviews with circumcised and non-circumcised men revealed that men who are underwent circumcision as infants, reduced their chances of developing prostate cancer by at least 18%.
    Even more interesting, the article further described how men who had voluntary circumcisions as adults were 45% less likely to develop the cancer.

     

    However, a medical study from BJU International published on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website justified the findings. The study, published in March of 2014, found that men circumcised at the age of 36 or older had more protection from prostate cancer and infections than men who were circumcised much younger. The study says the findings of protection were more prevalent in black men.
    The benefits of circumcision extend well beyond the prevention of cancer. In fact, studies show that circumcision can also help to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs are a breeding ground for abnormal cells; an accumulation of these abnormal cells may lead to the development of cancer.
    STDs often cause inflammation and other symptoms which are sometimes associated with penile cancers. According to the Asian Journal of Andrology, these types of infections are the cause to 17% of cancers all over the world.

     

    Overall, the study states the following about circumcision and prostate cancer:
    “Since prostate cancer affects approximately one in six males, based on the new US findings, circumcision should result in a substantial reduction in the 0.3 million cases of prostate cancer in the United States each year.”
    The bottom line is that circumcision can help reduces one’s risk of developing infections and experiencing complications that may lead to the development of prostate cancer.

     

    However, they are opponents to the correlation between prostate cancer prevention and circumcisions—specifically one that a performed on adult males.
    In a Men’s Health article, the magazine’s urology advisor, Dr. Lipshultz, said there is nothing significantly beneficial to circumcisions performed on adult men. Although Lipshultz supports infant circumcision, he says that the only time adult males should consider circumcisions is when they are suffering from reoccurring STDs, as skin folds are great harboring places for bacterial and infections.

     

    Ultimately, Dr. Lipshultz says more research needs to be done on healthy adult men to fully prove the circumcision-prostate cancer prevention correlation. However he does agree that infant circumcision can help reduce that development of prostate cancer as the male ages.
    For more information on infant circumcision and the details associated with the procedure, visit www.easycircumcision.com.

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