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 »
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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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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Dietary guidelines for prostate health and function include:
Eat fresh and organic foods whenever possible Enjoy grapefruit as a breakfast juice, add segments to salads, have a half grapefruit as a first course Eat legumes regularly, especially organic soyfoods (tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc) Eat fresh vegetables every day, especially mustard family vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.) Men eating 4 servings of vegetables daily have almost… Read More »
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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 »
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 »
Men who have prostate cancer could reduce their risk of death by up to a third by eating nuts regularly, new research has suggested.
The researchers, experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston, studied 47,000 men over 26 years and identified 6,800 who had developed prostate cancer.
Writing in the British Journal of Cancer they found no “statistically significant associations” between eating nuts and being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
However,… Read More »
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Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said; “Ignoring your prostate can be lethal. You can’t see it, you can’t feel it, and shockingly many men only realise they have a prostate when it starts to kill them,
“If men really knew what the prostate can do to them, they wouldn’t ignore it. As a country, we need to wake up and stop men dying needlessly.
“Ignoring prostate cancer… Read More »
The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) is updating its controversial guidance about prostate cancer screening, and a final research plan was published online last week.
The plan will guide a systematic review of the available evidence on prostate cancer screening. In turn, the systematic review “will form the basis of the Task Force’s updated recommendations statement on this topic,” according to the USPSTF website.
Dr. Jesse D. Sammon, a… Read More »
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