Baldness at an early age could be a sign of prostate cancer

Friday, August 5, 2011

Baldness at an early age could be a sign of prostate cancer

If you are a man and your hair has started falling out at the age of 20 years, you better check your health to your doctor to make sure whether you experienced the symptoms of prostate cancer. Recently study in France has shown that men with baldness at an early age have the possibility of the risk of prostate cancer doubled.

In addition to unattractive, balding at an early age should be addressed properly to ensure our health. Research showed that signs of baldness at an early age has been experienced by sufferers of prostate cancer, and the loss at more mature age have a lower risk.

The study also noted that men who go bald at the age of 20's, most will not experience a high risk of aggressive cancer cell or tumors growth at an early age. Not yet known is also take a benefit from prostate cancer screening in men with hair loss at a young age.

The study, published in the journal Annals of Oncology, said that male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) is very common, and usually will affect about half of all men at some stage in their lives. Prostate cancer is also associated with the hormone androgen in men which associated with hair loss.

Researchers still need a way to identify people at high risk for developing this disease and further studies to determine appropriate interventions. Researchers also have not definitively concluded prostate cancer association with baldness. But the common factor of the development of prostate cancer usually derived from genetic factors.