Yearly Archives: 2015

African-American men at greater risk

Of the more than 242,000 American men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and the 28,000 who will die as a result of it this year, a disproportionate number of African-American men will be represented in each group.

The disparity is eye opening: African-American men are nearly 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than Caucasian men and 2.4 times more likely to die from the… Read More »

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Nutrition and Prostate Cancer

Differences in diet and lifestyle may account for the variability of prostate cancer rates in different countries. Good nutrition may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer and help reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression. There are many studies* currently being conducted to further understand how diet and prostate cancer are related.

It is generally agreed that improved nutrition reduces risk and usually improves overall quality of life. It’s estimated… Read More »

Smoking and prostate cancer

First study to show evidence of link between prostate cancer and smoking 

Men who smoke after being diagnosed are less likely to survive treatment Men who quit reduced the odds of prostate cancer for 10 years afterwards Findings reiterate that “It is never too late to quit smoking”

There is a ‘clear link’ between smoking and a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study has warned. Those… Read More »

Green tea and prostate cancer

Green tea has its touted health benefits, but it could take on a more important role as a chemoprevention treatment. Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Florida studied for the first time how green tea benefits men over a one-year treatment period.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. Twenty percent of the world’s total green… Read More »

What is the most common treatment for prostate cancer?

For men with localized prostate cancer who are not candidates for active surveillance alone, or who are not comfortable with this approach, there are a number of options to treat their disease. The most common treatments chosen by men in the US are surgery (nearly half of all men), followed closely by radiation treatments (about 40%).

Currently there is no reliable evidence that one of these treatments is “better”… Read More »

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