Weather boost Prostate Cancer risk
Research conducted at Idaho State University, the United States showed relationship between drought, cold weather with increased risk of prostate cancer. “We found that cold weather and low rainfall is correlated with prostate cancer,” said Sophie St-Hilaire researchers from Idaho State University, United States, as quoted Healthday.com.
She added that there are trends that are consistent with what would be expected considering the climate impact on precipitation, absorption, and degradation of persistent organic pollutants including pesticides.
St-Hilaire and her colleagues studied the risk of prostate cancer rates in some states in the United States and look for relationships between local weather patterns. Finally they found the fact that the relationship between weather and prostate cancer may exist because cold weather slows the degradation of pollutants. According to background information in the study, prostate cancer will strike one from six men. The report states that patients generally located in the northern hemisphere.
“This study provides additional hypotheses for the distribution of prostate cancer patients in northern and southern hemisphere, which was built on the premise that people in northern latitudes may be lacking in vitamin D due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) is low during winter,” said St-Hilaire.
Furthermore, she also added, “Our study shows that in addition to vitamin D deficiency associated with exposure to UV radiation, other meteorological conditions were also able to significantly influence the incidence of prostate cancer”.
Other research found that infertile men will have double risk of prostate cancer than fertile men. This study was conducted in Washington, United States of more than 20,000 people. The bad news is, the type of prostate cancer which usually attacks infertile men are the malignant type, easily spread and difficult to cure. These findings indicate, the growth of cancer cells and the lack of sperm production have a common origin. Therefore, men who otherwise barren or infertile recommended for immediate check-up to detect prostate cancer. This research was published by the Cancer journal.
The researchers compared the medical records of 22 000 men residing in California IVF clinic with the men of the same age from the general population. They were diagnosed as infertile men who otherwise healthy and free of prostate cancer. If they are attacked, it will be easily cured because it is still in the level of prostate tumors were benign.
Meanwhile, for infertile men, the opportunity to treat cancer is 2.6 times more difficult. The team of researchers from the University of Washington mention that men who had no children, should check the level of fertility. Therefore, infertility in men can occur biologically, such as lack of sex chromosomes, or an unhealthy lifestyle.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found among men and become the second biggest killer after lung cancer. This was based on a number of studies in the United States.
Malignant disease can not be ignored because it has killed around 10,000 men each case. Prostate cancer is rarely attack men under 45 years, except when any of your family who has a history of the disease.
The disease is usually curable when it is detected in early stages. Unfortunately, this cancer often grows silently in the prostate gland without any symptoms to spread to the bone and surrounding tissue.
That is why it is very important for adult men to undergo a digital rectal test that allows doctors found a lump or enlargement of the prostate. There was also prostatespecific antigen blood test blood test to detect the type of protein that comes out when there is a tumor of the prostate.
If doctors find cancer, the treatment will depend on several factors, including tumor size, growth rate, and whether the disease has spread beyond the prostate.
Treatment for this example by radiation, surgical removal of the prostate, and hormone therapy to lower testosterone levels.