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 Prostatitis May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer 
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Post Prostatitis May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer
The following medical study suggests that prostatitis increases the risk of BPH and prostate cancer.

Epidemiology of prostatitis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2007 Dec 28. Krieger JN, Lee SW, Jeon J, Cheah PY, Liong ML, Riley DE. Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, United States.

BACKGROUND: Prostatitis describes a combination of infectious diseases (acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis), chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic inflammation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed evidence-based methods to review the epidemiology of prostatitis syndromes. RESULTS: The prevalence of prostatitis symptoms could be compared in five studies surveying 10617 men. Overall, 873 participants met various criteria for prostatitis, representing an overall rate of 8.2%, with prevalence ranging from 2.2 to 9.7%. A history of sexually transmitted diseases was associated with an increased risk for prostatitis symptoms. Men reporting a history of prostatitis symptoms had a substantially increased rate of benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate cancer. In one study, the incidence of physician-diagnosed prostatitis was 4.9 cases per 1000 person-years. Two studies suggest that about one-third of men reporting prostatitis symptoms had resolution after 1 year. Patients with previous episodes and more severe symptoms are at higher risk for chronic pelvic pain.
DISCUSSION: The prevalence of prostatitis symptoms is high, comparable to rates of ischaemic heart disease and diabetes. Clinical evaluation appears necessary to verify that prostatitis is responsible for patients' symptoms. Prostatitis symptoms may increase a man's risk for benign prostate hypertrophy, lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate cancer. We need to define natural history and consequences of prostatitis, develop better algorithms for diagnosis and treatment, and develop strategies for prevention.


Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:31 am
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Post Re: Prostatitis May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer
. "We need to define natural history and consequences of prostatitis, develop better algorithms for diagnosis and treatment, and develop strategies for prevention."

There are many people working on these issues above. Not only the NIH Mapp group but many private researchers funded by universities or other countries.

We need to hear from some patients who have progressed from prostatitis to cancer. It is certain that PSA results can be affected by either one.


Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:12 pm
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Post Re: Prostatitis May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer
I think I had the opposite experience. I had prostate cancer and opted for radioactive seeds. I now have prostatitis.


Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:44 pm
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