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Prostate Cancer, Farming and Other Risk Factors: A Mini Review

@article{Sharma2016ProstateCF,
  title={Prostate Cancer, Farming and Other Risk Factors: A Mini Review},
  author={M. Sharma and J. Lawson and C. Karunanayake and Dosman Ja and P. Punam},
  journal={Reproductive System and Sexual Disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={1}
}
Prostate cancer is the fourth most common cancer and is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer among men. Studies have suggested that an increased risk of prostate cancer among men may be associated with age, race/ ethnicity and family history of cancer. The etiology of prostate cancer is not precisely known with respect to other putative risk factors such as farming, exposure to pesticides and lifestyle factors. Therefore, the purpose of this paper was to review the published literature… Expand
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