Surgery, radiation for prostate cancer may up hernia susceptibility

06/19/2013 | Reuters

An analysis of data from more than 28,000 prostate cancer patients in Sweden showed that prostate removal or radiation treatment was associated with an up to fourfold greater likelihood of hernia repair. Among those who had their prostate removed, the risk of hernia repair was 18% lower with minimally invasive surgery than open surgery. The study appeared online in the journal Annals of Surgery.

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