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7 Ways Prostate Cancer Impacts Women

While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer.  Learn the

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Prostate Cancer – Speaking Out Now

Conversations Real Men Must Have Now

Men are dangerously oblivious about the importance of family links and prostate cancer according to a research study out of the UK. More than 50% of men interviewed did not know about the importance of having an honest conversation with relatives and their faily doctor about prostate cancer – the most common cancer in men. In a related study, just 20% of men were… Read More »

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Stopping Prostate Cancer A New Look

Researchers from Massachusetts General Harvard, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently revealed that long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including lung and prostate cancer.  Both cancers are the leading killers of men. The findings were presented at the April 2017 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Apparently aspirin not only reduces the risk of developing… Read More »

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Aspirin May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Dr. Christopher Allard, a urologic oncology fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston reported that the regular intake of aspirin decreases the risk of prostate cancer death by almost 40%.  That may suggest men could have one more reason to consider regular aspirin use.

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Prostate Cancer Why Men Are Dying 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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Updated Guidelines: Prostate Cancer Awareness

The National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation (PCaAWARE) is pleased to announce that the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® has published updated NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Prostate Cancer.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Prostate Cancer were updated from the 2015 version to the 2016 version. Changes to the patient guide include new treatment options and modifications to molecular testing and the addition of mpMRI for active surveillance.  The… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer On The Rise In U.S.

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.

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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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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.

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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

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