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Circumcised men have less prostate cancer

Men who are circumcised before their first sexual intercourse have a lower risk of both less aggressive and more aggressive forms of prostate cancer compared with uncircumcised men. The authors, from the University of Washington, Seattle, United States, write that the data support both inflammation and infection in the prostate… 

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Regular aspirin use may reduce risk of cancer metastasis

Daily aspirin may prevent distant cancer metastasis, according to a recent analysis. Researchers from the United Kingdom examined 5 large, randomized trials (17,285 participants) of daily aspirin (≥75 mg daily) vs control for the prevention of vascular events to assess the effect of aspirin on the frequency of distant metastasis… 

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Long-term therapeutic aspirin could offer protection against cancer

Long-term aspirin use may offer protection against cancer, a recent study has found. In analyzing data from 6 trials of daily low-dose aspirin in the primary prevention of vascular events (35,535 participants) and 51 clinical trials (including 34 randomized trials) of daily aspirin vs controls for the prevention of vascular… 

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Cervical cancer guidelines analysis focuses on balancing prevention and cost concerns

Over the years, a number of authoritative sources have issued various guidelines regarding cervical cancer screening. Even though all of the guidelines are based on the evidence, they vary in their ultimate recommendations and can be difficult to coordinate and apply to practice. A recent Perspective article in the New… 

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5-alpha reductase inhibitor slows progression of low-risk prostate cancer tumors

Active surveillance added to treatment with the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor dutasteride slowed the progression of cancerous prostate tumors in men with low-risk localized disease, according to researchers from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Key Point: Active surveillance in combination with dutasteride is a reasonable strategy for the treatment… 

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Colonoscopy reduces death rate from colorectal cancer; more adenomas discovered with colonoscopy than FIT

Two new studies confirm the value of colonoscopy in detecting advanced colorectal cancer and reducing mortality. Key Point: Colonoscopy is an effective screening test for detecting adenomas and reducing mortality from colorectal cancer. Fecal immunochemical testing is not an adequate substitute for colonoscopy. You should recommend screening colonoscopies to your… 

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Aspirin worth a look for preventing cervical cancer in HIV-infected women

Aspirin and other drugs that inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) should be evaluated for their potential to prevent cervical cancer in women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, United States. They found that HIV influences the production… 

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