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Is there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Yes… And here are few suggestions

Do not smoke

There appears to be a strong association between smoking and prostate cancer mortality.  A study published in JAMA in 2011 followed 5,366 men with prostate cancer for 20 years. The study found smokers had a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer mortality. Another study published in… 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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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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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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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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Urine Test Identifies Tumor Grade Prostate Cancer

Despite its common use, the PSA blood test cannot distinguish between low-grade cancer and high-grade cancer. Low-grade cancer can be monitored and does not need active treatment whereas high-grade cancer requires surgery and radiation therapy.

A new urine test that can detect genetic changes correlated with prostate cancer correctly identified cancer grade in 92% of men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels had high-grade cancers.

A new study, published in… 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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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis – Interventions Required for Elderly Men?

A new study published in the February issue of JNCCN finds that men older than 67 who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are 37 percent more likely to have non-cancer-related hospitalization after diagnosis than before diagnosis, pointing to the need to better manage non-cancer conditions after a cancer diagnosis. It is quite possible that cancer treatment and anxiety distracts them from other health care problems

FORT WASHINGTON, PA — A… Read More »

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