STD could increase risk of prostate cancer

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Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during i ntercourse. Scientists at the [b]University of California[/b] found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory, reports [s]The Independent[/s]. However, [b]Cancer Research UK[/b] said it is too early to add prostate cancer to a list of other cancers caused by infections. The reports notes that this research follows a study conducted by the [b]Harvard School of Public Health[/b] in 2009, which found a quarter of men with prostate cancer showed signs of trichomoniasis and were more likely to have advances tumours.

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