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#1 Old 09-11-2009, 07:51 PM
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Men with prostate cancer who were previously infected with the sexually transmitted germ Trichomonas vaginalis are more likely to have an aggressive form of the cancer, compared with men who never had the STD, a new study says.

Researchers say trichomonas, an STD, is most common in men ages 25 to 39.



The germ, a type of parasite, can infect the prostate and may cause inflammation that spurs the growth of prostate cancer later in life, says senior author Lorelei Mucci, Ph.D., an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.



"Our underlying hypothesis is around inflammation and, in particular, we believe that inflammation from a variety of sources is leading to prostate cancer progression," she says.



http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/11...std/index.html

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#2 Old 09-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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Good post. I've read that a lot men (like 50 to 75 percent) with trichomoniasis never develop any symptoms and, therefore, remain unidentified.
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