Don't Avoid Vasectomy for Fear of Prostate Cancer: Study

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Men considering a vasectomy shouldn’t worry that the procedure will increase their risk of prostate cancer, researchers say.
In a review of past research, they did find a slight increase in the risk of prostate cancer among men who had vasectomies, but the study’s lead author said the finding might be due to other factors and should not be a concern.
“It shouldn’t stop you from gaining something that is otherwise very effective for family planning purposes,” said Dr. Bimal Bhindi, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.