In a study involving more than 2000 men, researchers at the University of Buffalo determined that men with prostrate cancer have an increased risk of developing colon cancer.
The researchers reviewed the patient records, colonoscopy reports and pathology reports, as well as data on the prevalence of adenomas, advanced adenomas, cancerous adenomas and their location within the colon, in 2,011 men who had colonoscopies at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo.
When the researchers compared the colonoscopy results from 188 men diagnosed with prostate cancer with the rest of the patients, they found that the prostate cancer patients had significantly higher prevalence of abnormal polyps and advanced adenomas compared to the rest of the study sample.
Most colon cancers begin as adenomas, the researchers said...
The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in San Antonio, Texas.