Washington: Circumcision before a male`s first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer, a new study has found.The study, conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy.Infections are known to cause cancer, and research suggests that sexually transmitted infections may contribute to the development of prostate cancer.Additionally, certain sexually transmitted infections can be prevented by circumcision.Therefore, it stands to reason that circumcision should protect against the development of some cases of prostate cancer.This is what lead author Jonathan L. Wright, MD, an affiliate investigator in the Hutchinson Center``s Public Health Sciences Division, and his colleagues set out to test.
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