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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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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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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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Early PSA Testing — Critical For Younger Men

 

Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been shown to reduce death and the spread of prostate cancer to other parts of the body, but the PSA test remains highly controversial as it frequently leads to over diagnosis and over treatment of men who may not be at risk. Smarter screening strategies that can improve the accuracy of diagnosing lethal prostate cancer are urgently needed. Through a prospective… Read More »

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Black Patient Prostate Cancer Screening Issues

Many studies have shown the negative effect health providers’ underlying prejudices can have on the doctor-patient relationship and the decisions patients make about their care. And according to a new study, oncologists are not immune.
Some cancer physicians are letting their implicit racial biases get in the way of quality treatment for Black patients.
Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan, studied video-recorded interactions between 18… Read More »

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Prostate Cancer & What Men Eat

What men eat — particularly fatty meats and cheese — may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.

“We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness,” said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. “This may suggest that limiting dietary saturated fat content, which… 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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Odometer Warns Men About Prostate Cancer

Ask most guys how many miles they have on the family car and chances are they will spout out a number that is dead on or close.   For some reason, men place great value on knowing the exact number of miles on every family vehicle. If you want proof, just ask the question the next time you are out with a group of guys.

What does this have to do… Read More »

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African-American men at greater risk

Of the more than 242,000 American men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and the 28,000 who will die as a result of it this year, a disproportionate number of African-American men will be represented in each group.

The disparity is eye opening: African-American men are nearly 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than Caucasian men and 2.4 times more likely to die from the… Read More »

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