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  1. Kemetstry

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    Study links vasectomy to aggressive prostate cancer
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    But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research.
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    (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
    But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the study said more research is needed to determine if the study findings are truly accurate.
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    Vasectomy was not linked with an increased risk of low-grade prostate cancer. But it was associated with a 20 percent higher risk of advanced prostate cancer and a 19 percent greater risk of fatal prostate cancer, respectively, the study authors said.
    Even among men who had regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests for prostate cancer, those who had a vasectomy were 56 percent more likely to develop fatal prostate cancer. This link was strongest among men who had a vasectomy at a younger age.
    However, the absolute risk of developing deadly prostate cancer was small, the study authors noted -- 16 of every 1,000 men.
    "This study follows our initial publication on vasectomy and prostate cancer in 1993, with 19 additional years of follow-up and tenfold greater number of cases. The results support the hypothesis that vasectomy is associated with an increased risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer," study co-author Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a university news release.
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    About 15 percent of men in the United States have a vasectomy. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among American men, although most men diagnosed with the disease don't die from it.
    "The decision to opt for a vasectomy as a form of birth control is a highly personal one and a man should discuss the risks and benefits with his physician," study co-author Kathryn Wilson, a research associate in the department of epidemiology, said in the university news release.
    Dr. Louis Kavoussi is chairman of urology at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He said: "I would be cautious about applying these findings to clinical practice right now. This is not like cigarette smoking causing a large number of people to develop lung cancer. This is a small increase in the risk of prostate cancer. I think further studies really need to be mandated in a better controlled fashion.
    "There are a whole host of potential unknown reasons why this potentially could be real," he added. "On the other hand, this is a retrospective study -- a backwards-looking study over many, many years, and the increased risk is small. So can this be an error in statistics? There are many papers over the years that don't show a correlation with this."
    Dr. Aaron Katz, chairman of urology at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., suggested that men who've undergone a vasectomy may simply have their cancers caught more often because they see their doctor more often.
    "Several studies have looked at the association between vasectomy and prostate cancer. It is well known that men who have had a vasectomy are more likely to be seen more frequently by urologists in follow-up than men who never had a vasectomy, and will undergo more frequent PSA testing," he said.
    The Harvard researchers said they were able to compensate for factors such as more frequent visits to doctors before reaching their conclusions.
    Kavoussi added: "The implications of this study, if it becomes dogma, can be quite profound in society. All of a sudden birth control has been pushed entirely onto women. There are potential side effect issues with birth control for women as well."
    Support for the study was provided by grants from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, among other sources.




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    Thus, since we don't get pregnant, it is not on us to snip





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    It is called family planning...:(Kemetstry it seems that most men believe that the responsibility for not getting children is the woman's responsibility.

    • Men don't want to use a plastic jacket
    • They don't want to get snipped (your words):lol:
    There are dangers in the pill, the injection and the IUD.
    So what is a woman to do. I told my ex that it is his responsibility. Mine was to ensure that the baby has a safe place to stay until it was born...After all how can a woman be responsible for the baby's nine months in the womb, morning sickness etc..and men expect her to think and find ways to PREVENT. Are they just pleasure seekers.... I made a decision that it aint my responsibility and did not back down.:lol:
     
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    Bullcrap.

    You posted this to further show forth your bias!!?? Grrrrr....:mad:

    Since you don't get pregnant, it's up to y'all not to go around poking every hole you see. :rolleyes:
     
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    If you listened to Kem long enough, that seems to be the case.

    Women get pregnant, so it's all on us; we need to constantly be worried about getting knocked up, and men need not worry about bringing a child into this world because he doesn't have to carry it for 9 months. Nope, he's only going to be a(n unwilling) DAD FOR AS LONG AS HE LIVES, but that ain't no thing. Big whoop.
     
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    Ok, Biological fact: Males don't get preggers. Therefore, the responsibility IS on the female.

    -Females don't demand the plastic jacket
    -Getting snipped causes a bad version of cancer

    Yall just trying to get us killed! :eek: The dangers you're exposed to is a lot less than ours. What you told your ex, may be why he's your ex. You are responsible as a woman because, as a women, you are the only one that gets preggers. We don't. 2+2 does not = 6





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    Bias?!!? This is a biological fact. One which you continue to conveniently ignore. :11900: We don't get preggers. You do! Deal with it!

    No, it's up to you to just say no to Mookie. :10900:







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    This is about biology, not pleasure. Geez!





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    If prevention is a woman's responsibility by your argument, training and looking after children is her sole responsibility too. Your view of women leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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    This is not an if. The law of the land says it's your choice. Thus it is your responsibility. 2nd, you are the hand that rocks the cradle, of course you are the initial teacher. My view is court law





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