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.
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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 »
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
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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.
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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 »
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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What men eat — particularly fatty meats and cheese — may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.
“We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness,” said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. “This may suggest that limiting dietary saturated fat content, which… Read More »
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.
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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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