The real risk of secondary malignancies due to prostate radiation

Some of the media (see this Medscape article) have already pounced on a meta-analysis on this topic published by a group of researchers from the University of Toronto. The media misguidedly focus on relative risk rather than absolute risk. We examined this very complex subject last year (see this link). … READ MORE …

The absolute increase in risk of prostate cancer after a vasectomy

Late last week we commented briefly on a paper by Siddiqui et al. that had assessed the association between risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer and the prior occurrence of a vasectomy in men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). … READ MORE …