Two common viruses linked to human cancers are both present and may even be collaborating with each other in most male prostate cancers. New research has revealed that both the – HPV – Human Papilloma Virus and Epstein Barr Virus – EBV- are present in more than half of prostate cancers found in men, as well as in a high proportion of benign and normal prostate samples.
Major symptoms of prostate cancers are urinating much more often than normal, having a sensation that you need to urinate immediately, getting up to urinate multiple times during the night and hesitancy or difficulty in starting the urine stream, the journal The Prostate reports.
This isn’t the first time it’s been supposed that HPV might have something to do with prostate cancer, in 2003 researchers published a paper in the American Association of Cancer Research Journal CEDP outling the link. In the 2003 article researchers prophetically said that epidemiological evidence was accumulating that sexual history may be associated with prostate cancer, and some studies have suggested a relation between human papilloma virus infections and prostate cancer.
Current research by University of New South Wales, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Associate Professor Noel Whitaker has found that HPV is present in about 40 percent of breast cancers as well. The new study found that HPV alone is present in about 70 percent of the malignant prostate cancers sampled :: Read the full article »»»»