An article in the Los Angeles Times yesterday cites the results of a North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project study, that found men who have driven trucks for most of their professional career are at a significantly increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer.
The study found that truck drivers were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer as other occupations. The only other occupation to show higher risk levels were men who worked in garden stores – over twice as high. That link was presumed to be a product of working with pesticides.
The best advice? Make sure to get your yearly physicals to monitor your PSA levels.