Can early hair loss promote prostate cancer?

Early Hair Loss

By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Prostate cancer is one of the diseases most feared by men and unfortunately in some countries is the first cause of male mortality. This type of cancer develops in the glands of the male reproductive system and mostly affects males over the age of 50 years and if not controlled in time can spread to the bones, lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Many men never have symptoms that reveal the presence of prostate cancer, so that after 40 years, an annual checkup is recommended.

Early Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

It seems that there is relationship between early hair loss and prostate cancer. So suggests a study that observed 388 men being treated for prostate cancer and early hair loss

Early Hair Loss Study

The study about early hair loss was published in the Annals of Oncology which concluded that men who lost hair at an early age, starting at age 20, postulated a higher risk of cancer prostate that men who lost hair from the thirty or forty years. Participated in the study for 28 months, two groups of men, 388 men being treated for prostate cancer and 281 men without prostate cancer. Males with premature hair loss had double the risk of access to cancer prostate than the group that did not have cancerThe author points out that early detection of prostate cancer services there are and recommends that any male who begins to lose hair in early form, starting at age 20, monitor your Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) to give birth 40 years of age

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Hair loss and male pattern baldness is related to androgenic hormones and is likely to be a direct relationship between baldness or hair loss and early prostate cancer. years using medications such as Proscar and Propecia finasteride brand names, such as inhibiting enzyme to convert testosterone into hidrotestosterona and have been approved as hair loss treatment of male pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia

Early Hair Loss and Hormones

It seems that there could be a link between cancer and early hair loss due to male hormones have always been linked to hair loss and the extensive use of drugs to control the conversion of these hormones. However the study has not been so extensive and deep to show concrete evidence of hair loss at early age and prostate cancer. Since prostate cancer have genetic origin should be considered an indicator family history, because it has shown that men with a family history of prostate cancer has two times greater risk than men who have no history of relatives with prostate cancer.

Meanwhile  Dr. Anuj Agarwala, of the University of Toronto, carried out a study with 214 men to establish the connection between prostate cancer and hair loss.

He concludes after the study than men with enlarged prostate and apparent loss of hair and submitted to biopsy of the prostate gland, prostate cancer in men with abundant hair contrast is possible. He recommends that regardless of the amount of hair that a man look at his head, it is prudent routine examination from age 40 to detect some form of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer progresses without obvious symptoms, so it is necessary a diagnostic routine, before it's too late. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in males and is triggered by a number of variables, from cause genetics, aging, environmental pollution, you chemicals, hormones, etc.

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