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Does the State of Man’s Pate Reveal His Cancer Risk?

Jason Alexander played George Costanza on "Seinfeld," a character who often worried about his male-pattern baldness. (Photo: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
Jason Alexander played George Costanza on “Seinfeld,” a character who often worried about his male-pattern baldness. (Photo: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

 

(USA Today) – Men have lots of reasons to feel bad about losing their hair.

Some worry that going bald makes them look old. Others fear that a bare head won’t attract the ladies.

Now a new study suggests that men with certain types of baldness in middle age are at higher risk for aggressive prostate cancer.

However, experts say there’s no reason for balding men to add cancer to their list of worries — at least not yet. The study’s findings are too preliminary to change the way men are treated or screened, says co-author Michael Blaise Cook, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health.

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