Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
A case-control study from Taiwan has found that men with chronic prostatitis/CPPS were more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer. Click here to read the original report.
Oh good. :-(
Any speculative thoughts on why this may be?
I would guess it's ascertainment bias. Meaning that men with prostatitis symptoms go to the doctor more often, have antibiotics and develop bowel symptoms more often, get colonoscopy more often, and are consequently diagnosed with colon cancer more often.