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Losing hair at 20 may put men at risk of prostate cancer

16th February 2011

Research published in the journal Annals of Oncology has suggested that men who begin going bald at the age of 20 have twice the risk of prostate cancer in later life.

It is believed that the link could help identify those most in danger of developing the disease, which is the most common cancer among men in the UK, and enable them to be targeted for screening. A study of 388 prostate cancer patients and 281 healthy volunteers found those with the disease were twice as likely to have started going bald when they were 20.

 

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Article Information

Title: Losing hair at 20 may put men at risk of prostate cancer
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17583
Date Added: 16th Feb 2011

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