Scientists: Prostate cancer linked to sex bug

May 20, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT
Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during intercourse, scientists say - but experts say proof is still lacking.
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Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during intercourse, scientists say - but experts say proof is still lacking. Although several cancers are caused by infections, Cancer Research UK says it is too early to add prostate cancer to this list. The University of California scientists tested human prostate cells in the lab. They found a sex infection called trichomoniasis aided cancer growth.
Background:
Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease [BBC]
Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer in urine [Reuters]

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