Vasectomies May Not Pose a Risk of Prostate Cancer

Kia Michel, MD – Board Certified Urologist

“The American Cancer Society results are positive and should go a long way to easing the anxieties of any man who’s had a vasectomy,” said Dr. Michel

In 2014, Harvard researchers published a report suggesting a link between prostate cancer and vasectomies. In studying approximately 800 deaths from prostate cancer, the researchers found that men who had undergone a vasectomy were 10% more likely to get prostate cancer and 20% more likely to get fatal prostate cancer. Although the increased risks are small, they seem to be contradicted by epidemiology findings published in the latter part of…

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