Can a Sexual Transmitted Infection Give You Prostate Cancer?

A new study found a link between prostate cancer and a common sexual infection. The Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital reported finding a connection between a sexually transmitted infection called Trichomonas Vaginalis and aggressive prostate cancer. This is a big deal because there are very few early warning signs of prostate cancer. If this study is confirmed by other studies it can be easily treated with antibiotics.

A couple of weeks ago one of my male clients said to me “it look’s like prostate cancer is eventually going to get all of us”. Every day you hear about a celebrity or politician diagnosed with prostate cancer.  It seems if you’re a woman you worry about breast cancer and if you’re a man you worry about prostate cancer.  Any where between 5 to 8 million people are infected with Trichomonas Vaginalis each year in North America. The problem with the infection is that 2/3 of the men who have it are unaware of it because they have no symptoms.

If you’re a sexually active male, you should discuss this study with your doctor and possibly be tested for the infection. It seems that so many complex medical problems can be solved if only we could detect them early.

Best- Mike Cola
Fitness Contrarian

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