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Harvard researchers find that a vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

  • Posted: July 10, 2014

Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening.

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