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Prostate cancer

16 February 2011

Early baldness linked to prostate cancer risk

A study showing that men who start to go bald at 20 may be more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life.

A study showing that men who start to go bald at 20 may be more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life suggests they might benefit from early screening or preventative therapy, scientists said.

"At present there is no hard evidence to show any benefit from screening the general population for prostate cancer. We need a way of identifying those men who are at high risk," said senior author Philippe Giraud of Paris Descartes University.

 

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