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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 – Speaking Out Now

Conversations Real Men Must Have Now

Men are dangerously oblivious about the importance of family links and prostate cancer according to a research study out of the UK. More than 50% of men interviewed did not know about the importance of having an honest conversation with relatives and their faily doctor about prostate cancer – the most common cancer in men. In a related study, just 20% of men were… Read More »

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Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

Should you stop taking fish oil?

A 2013 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a 71 percent greater risk for developing a deadly type of prostate cancer.

While that may sound worrisome, a more recent look at the research suggests there’s no reason to take fish off your menu.

The most important thing… Read More »

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Healthy Prostate Diet

Recommended Diet

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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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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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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2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,  PCaAWARE  is pleased to share the following reminders.

— Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer, and affects one in seven men.

— Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

— In 2016 approximately 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States; about… Read More »

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