The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »
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One of the biggest concerns men faced with prostate cancer screening is that too many are treated for slow-moving prostate cancers that might never pose a significant risk to their long-term health. For those diagnosed prostate cancer treatments often include the use of radiation and/or removal of the… Read More »
While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer. Learn the
To learn more about this visit www.BreastFriends.org for… Read More »
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A simple blood test using a single drop of blood is significantly more accurate than current screening methods. The new test will allow men to bypass invasive procedures to look for aggressive prostate cancer
The new Extracellular Vesicle Fingerprint Predictive Score (EV-FPS) test uses a computer to combine information from millions of cancer cell nanoparticles in the blood to… Read More »
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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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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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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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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Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the 2011 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against routine screening for the disease.
For those of you not familiar with this screening, the analysis involves a simple blood test that identifies levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen), a protein produced by the prostate gland. While the test can determine when cancer exists, it can… Read More »