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Healthy Prostate Diet

Recommended Diet

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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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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Consumption Of Alcohol Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers from the University of Victoria in Australia analyzed 26 previous scientific studies that linked the daily consumption of alcohol to prostate cancer.

Apparently drinking just one pint of beer every day raises the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 23 per cent, a study has found. But even as little as half a pint a week increased the likelihood of contracting the cancer

They found that men who drank… Read More »

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The Prostate Cancer Coach – Let’s Start A Conversation

The easiest way to clear a room full of men – Mention the word “Doctor” followed by “Annual Physical“.

Sadly more than 60% of American men report they never visit a medical office. The remaining 40% routinely hold back on information during a visit out of fear they might receive bad news.  Unfortunately, men often fail to recognize the amount of financial and emotional stress they… Read More »

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Prostate Problems — It’s A Fact Of Life

Why do men make countless nightly trips to the bathroom rather than take just one trip to see a urologist?  Almost at every turn men are reluctant to talk about any negative issues occurring below the beltline – whether it’s to your partner, your buddies or even your doctor.

Because you are male,… Read More »

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PSA Testing – Men Don’t Get It

The Below The Belt Challenge

Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor.  If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.

Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »

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Annual PSA Screening …Needed or Not?

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One of the biggest concerns men faced with prostate cancer screening is that too many are treated for slow-moving prostate cancers that might never pose a significant risk to their long-term health.  For those diagnosed prostate cancer treatments often include the use of radiation and/or removal of the… Read More »

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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

To learn more about this visit www.BreastFriends.org for… Read More »

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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 The Spread of Prostate Cancer

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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… Read More »

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