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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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 »
Men who have prostate cancer could reduce their risk of death by up to a third by eating nuts regularly, new research has suggested.
The researchers, experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston, studied 47,000 men over 26 years and identified 6,800 who had developed prostate cancer.
Writing in the British Journal of Cancer they found no “statistically significant associations” between eating nuts and being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
However,… Read More »
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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 »
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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If you can put aside male ego and take action — those failures in the bedroom or extra trips to bathroom at night might be early wakeup call that could save your life.
The inability to get and keep and erection suitable for sex* can be an early warning sign for heart disease, prostate cancer or other diseases of the prostate.
Men usually do not visit their doctor until something… Read More »
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By: First Lady Frances Wolf
Tom and I announced this morning that Tom has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer
Tom’s doctors made the diagnosis after a regular checkup revealed abnormalities.
We are very thankful that Tom’s doctors caught this cancer quickly and have worked to plan a treatment schedule that will address his medical issues and allow him to serve the people of Pennsylvania.
You… Read More »
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Fact … Women are three times more likely to see a doctor on a regular basis than men. Not only do women visit doctors more often, they are also comfortable sharing information with their medical providers and other women. Almost 90% of women know what to look for when it comes to detecting the warning signs of breast cancer. In sharp contrast, just 47% of men understand the dangers… Read More »
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