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PSA Testing – Men Don’t Get It

The Below The Belt Challenge

Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor.  If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.

Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »

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7 Ways Prostate Cancer Impacts Women

While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer.  Learn the

To learn more about this visit www.BreastFriends.org for… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Prevention Tips

To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.

Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.

Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Drugs In Your Supermarket

Who knew?

Adding common foods like apples, watermelons, cranberries, tomatoes and more to your diet can help you avoid developing — prostate cancer.

Researchers discovered that several natural compounds found in foods starve cancerous tumors of the nutrition they need to thrive.

The most promising active ingredients can be found in apple peels, rosemary, turmeric, red grapes, berries and green tea.

Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Why Men Are Dying From Embarrassment

When it comes to speaking about issues occurring below the belt-line, 90% of men will ignore the subject or retreat into silence. Unlike women, who openly share life-saving information on their health with their physicians and friends, men tend to “macho up” and retreat into quiet isolation. Additional conversation is generally not an option.

The end result of this self-imposed wall of silence by men has been the re-allocation of… Read More »

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Updated Guidelines: Prostate Cancer Awareness

The National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation (PCaAWARE) is pleased to announce that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Prostate Cancer.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Prostate Cancer were updated from the 2015 version to the 2016 version. Changes to the patient guide include new treatment options and modifications to molecular testing and the addition of mpMRI for active surveillance.  The… Read More »

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Consumption Of Alcohol Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers from the University of Victoria in Australia analyzed 26 previous scientific studies that linked the daily consumption of alcohol to prostate cancer.

Apparently drinking just one pint of beer every day raises the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 23 per cent, a study has found. But even as little as half a pint a week increased the likelihood of contracting the cancer

They found that men who drank… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Not Good News

Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the 2011 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against routine screening for the disease.

 

For those of you not familiar with this screening, the analysis involves a simple blood test that identifies levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen), a protein produced by the prostate gland. While the test can determine when cancer exists, it can… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer On The Rise In U.S.

Advanced prostate cancer cases are on the rise in the U.S. Recent studies show a 72% increase over the past 10 years.

Men ages 55 to 69 had the highest spike, with a startling 92% increase in cases in just a decade. Medical experts are clearly concerned. Early screening and detection are the key but clearly men are not going through the screening process as often as they should.

Across… Read More »

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Slow Development of Prostate Cancer

Some research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.

For example, in a study of men with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising (PSA doubling time). A longer PSA doubling time can indicate that the cancer may be progressing less rapidly.

But this study did not… Read More »

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