Found an article that was published mid april that's just sort of hitting the social media feeds now about research that confirms a link between chronic inflammation of the prostate and high grade prostate cancer. Men with chronic inflammation have twice the risk of getting cancer as those without inflammation. Also, the link between high grade prostate cancer and inflammation was greater. This therefore would imply that Prostatitis/Enlarged Prostate needs to be up on the list of high risk factors when looking at treatment options. They are saying that chronic inflammation needs to be controlled. However, from my own perspective, I wasn't aware that I had chronic inflammation, not until the pathology report after my prostate was removed. It seems to be a common occurance following prostatectomies that this is found in the subsequent report on the state of the prostate.
This would seem to indicate that people don't get treated for the condition. But does that mean that by the time you know or exhibit symptoms of a chronic inflammation that the cancer will have developed?
Does make me think that this disease is just so complex and the risk factors are many and varied.
Link to the John Hopkins study report http://stofftree.com/HOME/index.php?id_thread=74104
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