However, too few men notice itEarly detection programs could ensure that the germ is discovered in good time before the inflammatory processes spread. A simple swab is sufficient.
Inflammation promotes the growth of tumor cells
It was already known to doctors that chronic inflammation of the prostate can promote the formation of tumor cells. For study director Professor Patricia Johnson and her team, there are many indications that such processes are often triggered by trichomonads. In laboratory tests, they found that the disease-transmitting parasite secretes a protein that causes inflammation.
Nicola Smith from the UK Cancer Research Institute "Cancer Research UK" emphasizes the importance of the study to the television broadcaster BBC. However, she emphasizes that further research needs to be done: "The study was only carried out in the laboratory. Investigations in patients have not been taken into account so far, so that a clear relationship between prostate cancer and the sexually transmitted infection has not been proven."Men Should Know: Eight Facts About Prostate Cancer Online Test: How Fit Is Your Prostate? HAROW study shows: Many prostate operations are unnecessary Controversial PSA test: How men should deal with elevated values
Earlier study supports the hypothesis
As early as 2009 there was a study that examined the connection between trichomoniasis and prostate cancer. At the time, scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston found that a quarter of men with advanced prostate cancer showed signs of the sexually transmitted disease.