new study suggests that circumcision can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.While circumcision removed tissue (foreskin) covering the head of the penis.Given that this operation can reduce the risk of certain diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer of the penis, circumcision does not avoid holding discussions and risks, including the development of bleeding and infection.The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend circumcision as a routine operation.The study included nearly 3,400 men.In 1754 one of them had prostate cancer.Of circumcisions before the first sexual intercourse was associated with a 15% reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.These data indicate only the relationship and can not prove cause and effect.
accurate data about why it occurs, and whether any cutting any effect on the risk of prostate cancer is not known.One theory suggests that some cases of prostate cancer may be associated with sexually transmitted infections.New data published in the journal "Cancer"
Urologists recommend circumcision but not as a prevention of prostate cancer
Some urologists are prone to the use of circumcision to agree that too early to draw any conclusions about how this procedure may influence the risk of prostate cancer.MD Elizabeth Keveler not convinced by the new results.It is a urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York."These findings are" far-fetched.Yes, there are medical indications for circumcision, but the prevention of prostate cancer is not one of them."Urologists recommend circumcision at birth for the prevention of diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer of the penis" - says Keveler.
Kevussi Louis, MD, is Chairman of the Board of Urology Health Systems North Shore «LIJ», in the state of New York."There are some data that imply that prostate cancer can be caused by infectious components," - he says.But soon it is necessary to prove that circumcision can prevent prostate cancer.That would be a huge leap.There are serious reasons for circumcision, but the prevention of prostate cancer is not among them.
Rick Bennett, MD, agrees: "I do not make a decision about the necessity of circumcision, which is based on the possibility of reducing the risk of prostate cancer."But all this - "attracts the attention of the relationship."Bennett works urologist in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.