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Does Infection Boost Prostate Cancer Risk?

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The Washington Post

In the new study, Jennifer Stark of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues analyzed blood samples from 673 men with prostate cancer who participated in the Physicians’ Health Study, a large, ongoing study examining a variety of health issues. Compared to 673 similar men who did not develop prostate cancer, those with the infection were more than twice as likely to develop prostate cancer that was advanced when it was diagnosed a decade later and nearly three times as likely to get a lethal case, the researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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