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… Read More »
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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. … Read More »
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 »
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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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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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 »
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 »
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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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 »