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Can Circumcision Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

Did you know that circumcision may protect against prostate cancer?

By Bruce Hensel and John Simerson
|  Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:20 AM PDT
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Can Circumcision Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

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Did you know that circumcision may protect against prostate cancer?

A new study published in the journal "Cancer" analyzed the medical records of over three thousand men.

It revealed men who were circumcised before their first sexual experience were 15% less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Experts say some sexually transmitted infections can contribute to the development of prostate cancer -- and men who are circumcised are less likely to get infected than men who are not.

It should be noted that uncircumcised men can cut their risk of health problems by practicing rigid hygiene.

It’s an individual choice, but talk to your doctor so you know the risks and benefits before making the choice for your baby.
 

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