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Gonorrhoea doubles men's risk of bladder cancer

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A previous gonorrhoea infection almost doubles a man's risk of developing bladder cancer, according to new research.

A previous gonorrhoea infection almost doubles a man's risk of developing bladder cancer, according to new research.

US researchers examined the records of 51,529 men and found the association between gonorrhoea and bladder cancer, which was stronger in men with invasive and advanced cancers.

The authors suggest that inflammation and/or increased urinary statsis from incomplete bladder emptying may be involved in bladder carcinogenesis.

British Journal of Cancer; (2007) 96:169-171

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