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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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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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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 Research Under Attack

Please call, tweet using hashtag #ResearchNotRedTape, and write your senators to support the Durbin Amendment to save all cancer research funding at the Department of Defense.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will be debated in the U.S. Senate next week, attempts to eliminate the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) at the DOD. The CDMRP, which includes the Prostate Cancer Research Program, funds brilliant breakthroughs in research for… 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 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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Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

While the exact cause and causes of prostate cancer are not known there are some things you can do that may lower your risk.

Studies suggest that men who get regular physical activity have a slightly lower risk of prostate cancer. There is some evidence that vigorous activity may have a greater effect, especially on the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. If you are of African descent it may… Read More »

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Where Prostate Cancer Spreads Can Make A Difference

Great Article By Patrick Skerrett
Prostate cancer tends to be the tortoise of tumors, growing and spreading slowly. When cancerous cells escape the golf ball-sized prostate, they can lodge in various places throughout the body. New research shows that where these cells go can affect how long a man survives.

When prostate cancer spreads, or metastasizes, about three-quarters of the time it takes up residence in the bones. Less… Read More »

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