Prostate Cancer Risk

Young Men with Appendicitis Have A Nine Fold Increased Risk for Developing Lethal Prostate Cancer

Researchers have recently found that men under the age of 20 years who have an appendicitis are up to nine times more likely to develop prostate cancer later in life.  The study that came to this conclusion was performed by scientists at Orebro University in Sweden.  It is one of the first to highlight this increase in the risk for the development of prostate cancer.