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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Urine Test Identifies Tumor Grade Prostate Cancer

Despite its common use, the PSA blood test cannot distinguish between low-grade cancer and high-grade cancer. Low-grade cancer can be monitored and does not need active treatment whereas high-grade cancer requires surgery and radiation therapy.

A new urine test that can detect genetic changes correlated with prostate cancer correctly identified cancer grade in 92% of men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels had high-grade cancers.

A new study, published in… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Linked To Exercise

A moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man’s odds of surviving prostate cancer, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), held from April 16 to 20 in New Orleans.

The American Cancer Society study included 10,067 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diagnosed between 1992 and 2011 with localized prostate cancer. The men provided researchers with information about… Read More »

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Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

While the exact cause and causes of prostate cancer are not known there are some things you can do that may lower your risk.

Studies suggest that men who get regular physical activity have a slightly lower risk of prostate cancer. There is some evidence that vigorous activity may have a greater effect, especially on the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. If you are of African descent it may… Read More »

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Break The Silence That Surrounds Prostate Cancer

Let’s face it … ego and pride prevent most men from talking openly about any issues occurring below their belt line. Typically, men do not speak with other men about prostate cancer (PCa), erectile dysfunction (ED) or urinary incontinence (UI).

While silence is viewed as being manly, the silence that surrounds men’s health has reached critical proportions.  Today this wall of silence is negatively impacting the lives of husbands, fathers,… Read More »

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