Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Vasectomy Rumour

Rumour: Getting a vasectomy increases the risk of prostate cancer.

Truth: This is false.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, getting a vasectomy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer or of mortality. Read more about vasectomy procedures here.

Reference

  1. Jacobs EJ, Anderson RL, Stevens VL, Newton CC, Gansler T, Gapstur SM. Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality in a Large US Cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34(32):3880-3885. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.66.2361
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