Health News Article- Prostate Cancer Study

Posted: September 22, 2014

Article Title: Male- Pattern Baldness Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Article Sources: http://time.com/3378366/baldness-prostate-cancer/

http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2014/09/baldness_and_prostate_cancer_l.html

Article Review:

Through this health news article, a recent study was described concerning male-pattern baldness and prostate cancer. Researchers noticed a correlation between a receding hairline and hair thinning along the crown of the head for men 45-years old. However, researchers warn that individual balding does not imply an individual increased risk in developing prostate cancer.

The results of this study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, may indicate addition areas of exposure for men and subsequent higher prostate cancer rates. From this study, additional research will be able to be conducted, which may include information related to genetics, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and more.

At Virginia Urology, we keep up with the latest health news so that we can always have tabs on the best technology, techniques, and studies that may contribute to better understanding of various areas of urology. At our Virginia Urology clinic, we work with you to monitor your prostate and decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer. Early detection is important, and we offer tests to monitor Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, which can provide important information to physicians about your prostate health.

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