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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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Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

Should you stop taking fish oil?

A 2013 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a 71 percent greater risk for developing a deadly type of prostate cancer.

While that may sound worrisome, a more recent look at the research suggests there’s no reason to take fish off your menu.

The most important thing… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer Why Men Are Dying From Embarrassment

When it comes to speaking about issues occurring below the belt-line, 90% of men will ignore the subject or retreat into silence. Unlike women, who openly share life-saving information on their health with their physicians and friends, men tend to “macho up” and retreat into quiet isolation. Additional conversation is generally not an option.

The end result of this self-imposed wall of silence by men has been the re-allocation of… 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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Prostate Cancer Facts You Should Know

Did you know?

… Prostate cancer has no symptoms until the disease is advanced … If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated effectively … Over 30,000 men die of this disease each year in the U.S. … Over 2 million men in U.S. today living with prostate cancer … In 8 years, 4+ million men will be impacted as baby boomers age

If men truly understood the real danger… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer – Prevention Tips

To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.

Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.

Race: African Americans are more likely… 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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Parallels Between Prostate And Breast Cancer

Most men don’t talk about it. Not in mixed company, anyway, and usually not even when it’s just “us guys.” But prostate cancer is so common, striking one man in five, that if it doesn’t touch you directly, it will touch someone you know or work with.

Nationally, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men — behind lung cancer — and it accounts for $5 billion… 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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Prostate Cancer – The JV Team Of Cancers?

Chances are you have been told that prostate cancer is not a serious threat. Its the JV Team of Cancers and it is curable.  That said every year 30,000 men die from metastasized prostate cancer in the United States while another 250,00O men are diagnosed.   Forecasters are projecting that both the number of cases and deaths from this disease will double in the next few years. While the prospect of… Read More »

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