What is the relationship between the acne vulgaris and prostate cancer?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A 2017 Swedish study has added further statistically significant evidence that teenage acne may be a risk factor for the later development of early prostate cancer. [28, 29, 30] Researchers suggest that C acnes (formerly P acnes) may be an associated link.


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