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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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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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Break The Silence That Surrounds Prostate Cancer

Let’s face it … ego and pride prevent most men from talking openly about any issues occurring below their belt line. Typically, men do not speak with other men about prostate cancer (PCa), erectile dysfunction (ED) or urinary incontinence (UI).

While silence is viewed as being manly, the silence that surrounds men’s health has reached critical proportions.  Today this wall of silence is negatively impacting the lives of husbands, fathers,… Read More »

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Early Detection Helped Tom – Could Make the Difference for You

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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Saw Palmetto – No Help For The Prostate

With the large numbers of people using nontraditional therapies, even finding out what doesn’t work can be valuable.

Researchers affiliated with the Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco, completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

Too many men pressed for time often turn to over the counter solutions instead of visiting their general… Read More »

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Why Men Hate Going To The Doctor

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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