Study: Male Infertility Linked to Prostate Cancer

by: cancercompass

In a recent study, men with ‘male factor infertility’ were found to have an increased risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer.

A total of 22,562 men were evaluated for infertility from 1967 to 1998, and were identified from 15 California infertility centers that were linked to the California Cancer Registry. The occurrence of prostate cancer was compared with the occurrence of male infertility, in age-matched and geography-matched men, from the general population.

A total of 168 cases of prostate cancer developed after infertility occurred. The risk was found to be highest for men with male factor infertility who developed high-grade prostate cancer.

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