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Get Your PSA Checked Annually

Jeff Jones was aware of the risks associated with high Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels.

In January 2015 after an annual checkup, doctors told him his PSA levels were high and encouraged further monitoring. He underwent blood work and a biopsy that revealed nothing more than what he already knew.

So when doctors suggested he receive one more biopsy after failed attempts to lower his PSA, Jones was in no rush… 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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Prostate Cancer and Nuts

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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Prostate Cancer Treated With Laser

Scientists have found that the precise application of laser heat can safely treat prostate cancer without causing adverse effects or changes in urinary or sexual function, an advance that may lead to a safe and feasible way to treat the disease.
The technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the insertion of a laser fibre into cancerous tumors. When heated, the laser destroys the cancerous tissue.

A follow-up… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Research Under Attack

Please call, tweet using hashtag #ResearchNotRedTape, and write your senators to support the Durbin Amendment to save all cancer research funding at the Department of Defense.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will be debated in the U.S. Senate next week, attempts to eliminate the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) at the DOD. The CDMRP, which includes the Prostate Cancer Research Program, funds brilliant breakthroughs in research for… Read More »

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Diet Prevents Prostate Cancer?

There is not enough information yet to make clear recommendations about the role diet plays in prostate cancer. Dietary changes may need to be made many years earlier in a man’s life to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

The following briefly summarizes the current research:

A diet high in fat, especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. However, no prospective studies, meaning studies that follow men with… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Facts You Should Know

Did you know?

… Prostate cancer has no symptoms until the disease is advanced … If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated effectively … Over 30,000 men die of this disease each year in the U.S. … Over 2 million men in U.S. today living with prostate cancer … In 8 years, 4+ million men will be impacted as baby boomers age

If men truly understood the real danger… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Not Just A U.S Issue

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 »

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Extra 4 Inches On Waistline May Be Risky

A new study suggests the chance of men developing prostate cancer increases with every inch to your waistline.

Scientists at Oxford University looked at around 140,000 men from 8 European countries over a period of 14 years.

They found every extra 4 inches on your waist raises your risk of fatal prostate cancer by 13%.

For example, men with a waist size of 37 inches had a 13% higher risk… Read More »

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Need For PSA Testing

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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