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Prostate cancer

21 April 2010

Weight Gain, Smoking May Make Prostate Cancer Deadlier

Men who put on pounds after prostatectomy nearly double odds of recurrence, one study finds

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In the first report, a team led by Dr. Jing Ma, an associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, found that obesity and smoking may not be risk factors for developing prostate cancer, but they do increase the odds that a man who has the illness will die from it.

 

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