I was looking at a medscape summary of a discussion which shows that:
"Men with a history of testicular cancer not only have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer, the disease is more likely to be of intermediate to high risk when it does develop, a registry analysis shows.
The study was presented during a press conference ahead of the Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (GUCS) 2015, in Orlando, Florida.
"Further validation studies are needed to confirm these findings based on other cohorts to determine if men with testicular cancer should have closer [than usual] screening for prostate cancer," Mohummad Minhaj SIddiqui, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, told the press conference.
"But based on these findings, we believe that men with a history of testicular cancer should consider a discussion regarding the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening with their physician," he added."
It can be found here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840285?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=201270MR
Although too late for me it is interesting that I had testicular Cancer in 1982 and now have PCa with bone mets yet no medic had any discussion with me about PCa. Sometimes prevention can be deceptively easy but often medical discovery focuses on high end high cost treatments and the simple stuff gets ignored. I get that this research is recent but surely given the proximity of the two cancers I might have at least been given intelligence about PSA etc. C'est la vie I guess.
Edited by member 25 Feb 2015 at 20:26
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