circumcision could prevent prostate cancer circumcision could prevent prostate cancer


In addition to maintain the cleanliness of the sex organs, circumcision was found to prevent the development of deadly diseases such as prostate cancer. A latest study led by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that circumcised before first sexual intercourse of a man may help lower prostate cancer risk.

The findings are published online in the American Cancer Society. Studies show that circumcision can prevent infection and inflammation that can lead to malignancy of prostate cancer.

As is known, the infection can cause cancer, and studies have shown that sexually transmitted infections can also contribute to the development of prostate cancer.Based on that, then circumcision is considered capable of protecting a person from the development of some cases of prostate cancer.

Findings, led by Jonathan L. Wright, MD, a scientist from the Hutchinson Center Public Health Sciences. In his research, Wright and colleagues analyzed information from 3399 men (1754 with prostate cancer and 1645 without prostate cancer).

The results showed that men who had been circumcised before their first sexual intercourse, 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who are not circumcised. In particular, men who were circumcised before their first sexual intercourse, has a 12 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer is less aggressive and 18 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer is more aggressive.

The researcher also explained that sexually transmitted infections can lead to prostate cancer that is caused by chronic inflammation and create a friendly environment for the growth of cancer cells. While in circumcised men, sexually transmitted infections and prostate cancer can be prevented by the toughness of the inner foreskin to clean under the foreskin humid room that is known to help the pathogen survive.

“These data are in line with the pathway of infection or inflammation that may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer in some men,” says Dr. Wright, who is also assistant professor of urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

“Although only an observational, these data suggest a plausible biological mechanism in which circumcision may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. However, further research will be needed to see this relationship,” he added.