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Can chronic prostatitis lead to prostate cancer?‏

Can chronic prostatitis lead to prostate cancer?

1 answers - 2011-12-07

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Prostate diseases tend to occur in order with prostatitis first, BPH second, and finally prostate cancer. Prostatitis starts in young men who can be in their teens, 20s, 30s, or 40s. BPH tends to occur in men over age 50 and prostate cancer is most often diagnosed in men in their 60s or 70s.

Having prostatitis does not increase your risk of developing prostate cancer or any other prostate or kidney disease. But even if your prostatitis is cured, you should continue to have regular exams to detect prostate cancer.                                    
Released in 2011-12-07