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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.

The findings were presented Jan. 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.

Across… Read More »

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2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,  PCaAWARE  is pleased to share the following reminders.

— Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer, and affects one in seven men.

— Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.

— In 2016 approximately 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States; about… Read More »

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Slow Development of Prostate Cancer

Some research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.

For example, in a study of men with recurrent prostate cancer and rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, researchers found that taking pomegranate juice extract significantly slowed the rate at which PSA was rising (PSA doubling time). A longer PSA doubling time can indicate that the cancer may be progressing less rapidly.

But this study did not… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Early Warning

Urinary symptoms of prostate cancer

Because of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on the size and location, a tumor may press on and constrict the urethra, inhibiting the flow of urine.

Some prostate cancer signs related to urination:

Burning or pain during urination
Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and… Read More »

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Early PSA Testing — Critical For Younger Men

 

Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been shown to reduce death and the spread of prostate cancer to other parts of the body, but the PSA test remains highly controversial as it frequently leads to over diagnosis and over treatment of men who may not be at risk. Smarter screening strategies that can improve the accuracy of diagnosing lethal prostate cancer are urgently needed. Through a prospective… Read More »

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Black Patient Prostate Cancer Screening Issues

Many studies have shown the negative effect health providers’ underlying prejudices can have on the doctor-patient relationship and the decisions patients make about their care. And according to a new study, oncologists are not immune.
Some cancer physicians are letting their implicit racial biases get in the way of quality treatment for Black patients.
Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan, studied video-recorded interactions between 18… Read More »

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