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TO THE GOVERNMENT, you are disposable: “A disturbing trend has been emerging in my practice over re…

TO THE GOVERNMENT, you are disposable: “A disturbing trend has been emerging in my practice over recent years: More men are being diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, and in some cases the cancer has already metastasized to the bones and become incurable. It’s a direct result, in my opinion, of 2012 guidelines by an influential […]

Prostate health update: Enlarged prostate, prostatitis, prostate cancer risk

Prostate health is an important part of every man’s life and becomes more of an issue the older men get. It’s estimated that over 160,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, and here at Bel … The post Prostate...Show More Summary

Is active surveillance safe for men with family history of prostate cancer?

(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring with periodic lab tests, a research review suggests.

Drinking coffee may scientifically decrease your risk of prostate cancer

Java, cup-of-joe, the sweet nectar of the gods—whatever you like to call your coffee, it is often considered an integral part of the day. Whether you need it to give you that morning wake-up kick or as a mid-day or … The post Drinking coffee may scientifically decrease your risk of prostate cancer appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Medical News Today: Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer

Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research suggests.

The Medical Minute: New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommend that men aged 55 to 69 with no signs of prostate cancer have a conversation with their doctor about the benefits and drawbacks of screening for the disease.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Making decisions about prostate cancer treatment

The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system. It produces fluid to nourish and protect sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of […]

Italian-style coffee reduces the risk of prostate cancer

(Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.) Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the list of foods characterizing one of the most healthy populations in the world. This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way. Show More Summary

Zambian journalist released from prison

Johannesburg, April 25, 2017--The unconditional release of Zambian journalist Chanda Chimba is a welcome end to the injustice he has suffered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chimba, who has advanced prostate cancer, was released on April 21 following a pardon on humanitarian grounds from Zambian President Edgar Lungu,...

Prostate Cancer Patients Would Pay $2,000 for More Accurate Biopsies, Loyola Study Finds

Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice

Mayo Clinic Radio: Prostate cancer decisions / wrist injuries / rhabdomyolysis

The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system. It produces fluid to nourish and protect sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of […]

Prostate cancer screening rates appear to level after recent drop

(American Cancer Society) Declines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according to a new study.

Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

(Wiley) A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to a higher risk of developing preclinical prostate cancer as well as a higher risk of that cancer progressing more quickly to advanced stages.

Type of treatment for prostate cancer affects quality of life

(Wiley) Quality of life after prostate cancer treatment varies by the type of treatment patients receive, a new study reveals.

A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. In a...Show More Summary

Dangerous side effect of sleep loss

The third leading cause of cancer death in American men (after lung and colorectal cancers), prostate cancer kills about one out of 39 men. Although it’s a serious condition that can lead to death, most patients do not die from … The post Dangerous side effect of sleep loss appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Black men must face the truth about prostate cancer | Linford Christie

My risk is double that of a white man my age, writes Olympian Linford Christie. None of us should be complacent This summer marks 25 years since one of the greatest moments of my career, winning Olympic gold in Barcelona. It often feels...Show More Summary

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

Men 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer. That's according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Men ages 55 to 69 years.  Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening […]

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