The Asian Age - - Science + Health -

Wash­ing­ton, Dec. 8: In­flam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease in­creases the risk of prostate cancer by four- to- five times, ac­cord­ing to a study.

The find­ings ap­pear in the jour­nal Euro­pean Urol­ogy.

The 20- year study from North­west­ern Medicine is the first re­port to show men with in­flam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease have higher than av­er­age PSA ( prostate- spe­cific anti­gen) val­ues, and this group also has a higher risk of dan­ger­ous prostate cancer.

In­flam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease is a com­mon chronic con­di­tion that in­cludes Crohn’s dis­ease and ul­cer­a­tive coli­tis. “These pa­tients may need to be screened more care­fully than a man with­out in­flam­ma­tory bowel dis­ease,” said study au­thor Dr. Shi­la­jit Kundu.

“If a man has an el­e­vated PSA, it may be an in­di­ca­tor of prostate cancer.” — ANI

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