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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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 »
Some research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.
For example, in a study of men with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising (PSA doubling time). A longer PSA doubling time can indicate that the cancer may be progressing less rapidly.
But this study did not… Read More »
Urinary symptoms of prostate cancer
Because of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on the size and location, a tumor may press on and constrict the urethra, inhibiting the flow of urine.
Some prostate cancer signs related to urination:
Burning or pain during urination
Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and… Read More »
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Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been shown to reduce death and the spread of prostate cancer to other parts of the body, but the PSA test remains highly controversial as it frequently leads to over diagnosis and over treatment of men who may not be at risk. Smarter screening strategies that can improve the accuracy of diagnosing lethal prostate cancer are urgently needed. Through a prospective… Read More »
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Many studies have shown the negative effect health providers’ underlying prejudices can have on the doctor-patient relationship and the decisions patients make about their care. And according to a new study, oncologists are not immune.
Some cancer physicians are letting their implicit racial biases get in the way of quality treatment for Black patients.
Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan, studied video-recorded interactions between 18… Read More »
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