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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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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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Diet Prevents Prostate Cancer?

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 »

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Need For PSA Testing

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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Prostate Cancer Survival May Be Linked To Exercise

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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