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Tumors the male reproductive system may profit benign or malignant. The risk of these diseases increases with age, especially for conditions such asadenoma (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) and prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer, for example, often found in men over 65 years. The share of patients with the disease before the age of 64 years falls only 1% of all cases.

BPH can also be called age-related diseases. Only 10% of men over 80 years of avoiding this disease.

At the same time, testicular cancer (a rare tumor) Usually affects men between the ages of 20 and 40. Predisposing factor in this Tumor, tend to become injured eggs, especially repeated. Therefore, testicular cancer often occurs in athletes, especially in football, hockey, cycling, etc.

All tumor formation in the early stages rarely make themselves known. Therefore, every man after 40 years to once a year to visit a urologist or andrologist and have a full examination of the genitourinary system. And after 60 years, especially in the presence of BPH, periodically to be tested for prostate specific antigen (PSA) — a marker of prostate cancer.

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