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Prostate cancer and exposure to asbestos

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Updated: Friday, Sep 11,2009, 4:06:51 PM
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Prostate cancer and exposure to asbestos

The exact causes of prostate cancer are not yet fully understood. It was established that prostate cancer is not contagious, and several risk factors have been identified. Some of these include age, ethnicity, family history, certain changes in the prostate, and a diet rich in meat and animal fat. Men over 50 are most at risk of developing prostate cancer.


Prostate cancer is a malignant transformation in cells of the prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. When the cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply at an uncontrollable pace, forming tumors and cells may even spread to other parts of the body such as the lymph nodes and bones. This form of cancer usually affects older men and is the first and the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, the first being lung cancer.


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