Scientists are pretty sure that STDs boost the growth rate of cancerous prostate cells. According to urology expert, Dr. David Samadi, sexually active men must practice safe sex. Clinical studies reveal that ehe sexually transmitted disease, trichomonas vaginalis, trigger inflammatory reactions that could promote cancer growth.Another point of concern is that this particular STD is usually asymptomatic, and often goes unnoticed, but clinical studies confirm men with a Trichomonas infection are more than two times more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer.
What Is Trichomonas Vaginalis?
Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite . This means that the small organism uses humans as hosts , feeds on them, and colonizes them for reproduction. The pathogen lives anaerobically, not requiring an oxygenated environment for its growth. It’s one of the most common STDs in the world, and the trichomonads are found primarily under the foreskin, in the prostate or in the urethra. If no treatment is applied, the disease usually goes into a chronic phase. Although it is not a life-threatening disease, doctors have long associated it with ovarian cancer, and now research confirms how this infection makes men much more vulnerable to prostate cancer.Scientists cay the parasite Trichomonas Vaginalis releases a protein causing inflammation in the prostate that speeds up the growth of cancerous cells.
Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. David Samadi wrote another piece titled “Preventing & Understanding Prostatitis,” which is published on his prostate cancer 911 blog, and explains how bacterial infections and STDs can impact the prostate.Of particular concern is taking preventative measures to diminish risk, says Dr. Samadi, and if any symptoms are present, consulting an experienced doctor.Dr. David Samadi is considered an international authority on urologic diseases, with a specialty in prostate cancer. He is also an expert in male reproductive health. His clinical interests have been focused on laparoscopic and robotic surgery for nearly two decades. Dr. Samadi is a medical correspondent for Fox News, has a radio broadcast where he answers questions, and offers his professional advice, and is a medical expert on his weekend show, Sunday Housecall, which airs at 12:30p on Sundays.Don’t miss an opportunity to learn more about prostate health. Visit Dr. David Samadi’s blog and his Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and developments.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) February 22, 2016