The relation of vasectomy to the risk of cancer.
We previously reported a strong positive association between vasectomy and the risk of prostatic cancer that arose in multiple comparisons made within data collected from 1976 to 1988 in an ongoing hospital-based surveillance study of many exposures and diseases.
We have reassessed this association with data collected in the surveillance study during 1988-1992 from a new set of patients (355 cases of prostatic cancer and 2,048 controls with nonmalignant conditions).
Because some studies have reported increased relative risks of lung cancer and testicular cancer in vasectomized men, we also used the surveillance database (4,126 men with various cancers, 7,027 men with nonmalignant conditions) to assess the relation of vasectomy to the risk of these and other cancers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Epidémiologie, Vasectomie, Homme, Surveillance sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Epidemiology, Vasectomy, Human, Sanitary surveillance, United States, North America, America, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Surgery
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0647075
Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 09/06/1995.