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Study Finds Prostate Cancer Is Less Common in Men With HIV

By November 26, 2011

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A new study recently published in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has shown that many types of cancer are more common in men who are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The study also found that prostate cancer was actually less commonly diagnosed in men with HIV.

The authors attributed the increased rates of some types of cancers (such as lung cancer) to lifestyle choices and the weakened immune system of many HIV patients.  It is unclear as to why prostate cancer is less common in men with HIV.

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