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Study links vasectomy to small raised risk of aggressive prostate cancer

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 15 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4617
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Vasectomy is associated with a modest increased incidence of lethal prostate cancer, a 24 year follow-up study has found.1

Findings from other cohort and case-control studies have been mixed, but the report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology is from the largest cohort study with the longest follow-up period to date looking at the relation, the researchers said.

They followed 49 405 US men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who were aged 40 to …

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