There’s a link between the density of men’s bones and their prostate gland, which has given researchers have a clue that could give them the ability to predict high risk prostate cancer 20 years before it occurs
Prostate cancer is extremely common, in fact most men will develop the condition if they live long enough. They won’t necessarily die from it – it’s usually slow growing and often comes to nothing. However, the holy grail for men would be finding a way of detecting those truly at risk of aggressive prostate cancer that’s likely to kill them and which needs to be treated, and that’s exactly what researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore are exploring. They’ve found that when they follow men as they age, those with particularly strong or dense bones may be at increased risk of prostate cancer.

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