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Diet and Prostate Cancer

While there’s not enough information currently available to make clear recommendations about diet and prostate cancer there are some indications that dietary changes made many years earlier in a man’s life may reduce the risk of developing the disease.

Current research is suggesting:

A diet high in fat — especially animal fat, may increase prostate cancer risk. However, no studies, that… Read More »

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New Prostate Cancer Research

For Immediate Press Release:

SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW OF CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS’ PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ (CDMRP) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)consumer advocate Dennis Golden recently participated in the evaluation of research application submitted to the PCRP.  Dennis was nominated for participation in the program by The National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation (PCaAware) of Simsbury CT and Hartford Hospital, Hartford,… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Screening – Yes or No

The Facts Are 

A simple blood test is highly effective in detecting the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man’s bloodstream.  Yet many physicians still suggest that the test is not 100% accurate and therefore not necessary. Few male patients will insist on it.  Often overlooked is the simple fact that many serious diseases including prostate cancer show no early… Read More »

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Update -Why Men Refuse to Visit A Doctor

It’s about hormones.  And it’s not about testosterone.  It’s all about oxytocin, the stress hormone.  And the man in your life is not unique.  Nationally, 60% of men refuse to visit doctors and those who make the great journey routinely hold back on disclosing personal health information.

One important hint to understanding men — Male self-esteem is built around performance.  When… Read More »

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Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

Should you stop taking fish oil?

A 2013 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a 71 percent greater risk for developing a deadly type of prostate cancer.

While that may sound worrisome, a more recent look at the research suggests there’s no reason to take fish off your menu.

The most important thing… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Why Men Die From Embarrassment

When it comes to speaking about issues occurring below the belt-line, 90% of men will ignore the subject or retreat into silence. Unlike women, who openly share life-saving information on their health with their physicians and friends, men tend to “macho up” and retreat into quiet isolation. Additional conversation is generally not an option.

The end result of this self-imposed wall of silence by men has been the re-allocation of… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Prevention Tips

To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.

Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.

Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »

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Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

Is there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Yes… And here are few suggestions

Do not smoke

There appears to be a strong association between smoking and prostate cancer mortality.  A study published in JAMA in 2011 followed 5,366 men with prostate cancer for 20 years. The study found smokers had a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer mortality. Another study published in… Read More »

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Preventing Prostate Cancer

While the definitive cause of prostate cancer is still open to speculation recently there has been an increased focus on several prevention possibilities.  The one we are discussing today centers on the role of physical exercise and men’s health.

It is generally held that the more exercise you get, the better your health will be over the long run. Now there is growing speculation that the same principle may lessen the… Read More »

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BPH – It’s Not Prostate Cancer

Benign Prostatatic Hyperplasia is a mouthful to say. Chances are you may know it as BPH or simply as an enlarged prostate.  As men live longer it’s a good bet their prostate will see some enlargement.  Symptoms typically occur in men over age 50 and can include:

Leaking urine Inability to empty bladder A stream that starts and stops while urinating An urgent urge to urinate Difficulty in starting a… Read More »

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