The Avodart® – Proscar® Debate

Elevated levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) contribute to benign prostate enlargement. » Read More

Impact of Diet on Prostate Cancer Risk and Mortality

If the information you are about to read could be turned into a patented drug, it would be worth billions of dollars of annual sales to whoever owned it. » Read More

New Study Reveals Four Nutrients that Lower PSA and Slow Cancer Progression

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among men. » Read More

California: Marijuana Proven Effective In Treating Different Types Of Cancers

Marijuana opponents in the federal government are up against the wall and the wall is crumbling. » Read More

Scientists Seek to Rein In Diagnoses of Cancer

A group of experts advising the nation’s premier cancer research institution has recommended changing the definition of cancer and eliminating the word from some common diagnoses as part of sweeping changes in the nation’s approach to cancer detection and treatment. » Read More

Doubts Raised About Aggressive Prostate Cancer Treatment

Once someone knows a tumor is growing inside them, it’s hard to resist the urge to get rid of it immediately and by any means. » Read More

New Prostate Cancer Tests Could Reduce False Alarms

Sophisticated new prostate cancer tests are coming to market that might supplement the unreliable P.S.A. test, potentially saving tens of thousands of men each year from unnecessary biopsies, operations and radiation treatments. » Read More

Prostate Treatment Causes Permanent Shrinkage

According to a new study, men who underwent treatment for prostate cancer reported that their penises were smaller afterward. » Read More

Choosing ‘Watchful Waiting’ for Prostate Cancer

When Eddie Carrillo, a Los Angeles contractor, was found to have prostate cancer at the age of 52, his primary care doctor and his urologist both urged him to have his prostate removed. » Read More

Reconsidering the PSA Prostate Cancer Test – Men Weigh Pros and Cons of Prostate Cancer Screenings in Light of New Testing Guidelines

It’s been two months since a government task force recommended against doctors routinely ordering prostate cancer screening tests. » Read More

Prostate Cancer Screening: Think Different

Last week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalized a blanket recommendation that all routine prostate specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer be stopped in this country. » Read More

Prostate cancer screening report sparks debate among doctors, survivors

A controversial new report that recommends against routine prostate screenings has sparked a wide debate among doctors, cancer survivors and patients. » Read More

Ten Worst Foods for Prostate Health

It’s not enough to know the best foods you should eat to promote prostate health, you should also know which foods are the worst so you can avoid them. » Read More

Older Men Still Being Screened for Prostate Cancer

Many men 75 years and older, who are far more likely to be harmed than helped by prostate cancer screening, continue to be tested for the disease, despite federal guidelines strongly advising against the practice. » Read More

Should Men Get Prostate Cancer Screening?

At 62 years old, Eric Larson is among an age group that many health organizations recommend get annual prostate test to detect signs of prostate cancer. » Read More

Dispute Over Value of Prostate Test

The search for a reliable detection test for prostate cancer continues to frustrate many in the medical fraternity. » Read More

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal
Prostate Cancer

Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.
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Can Cancer Ever Be Ignored?

As chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, Otis Webb Brawley — who is also a professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University — is the public face of the cancer establishment. » Read More

Prostate Exam Deaths From ‘Superbugs’ Spur Inquiry Into Cancer Tests

Shane Greenstein only vaguely recalls being told that a prostate biopsy he had in June was negative for cancer. That’s because within two days of the exam he was in the hospital with a potentially deadly blood infection. » Read More

When Should Men Stop P.S.A. Testing?

Older men who often have the least to gain from prostate cancer testing are being screened at twice the rate of men in their 50s, Gina Kolata reports in today’s Science Times. » Read More

How Curcumin Protects Against Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society,1 one out of every three women in the United States risks developing some form of cancer over the course of their lives. For men, that number rises to one in two. » Read More

Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

Only heart attacks and lung cancer kill more men than cancer of the prostate. Cancer of the prostate is especially feared by men because surgical treatment of this form of cancer frequently results in impotence. A study in the August 2001 issue of the Lancet proves that the risk of developing prostate cancer is directly related to sunlight exposure. The study divided people into four groups according to how much sunlight they had been exposed to. The lowest quarter, or quartile, of the study participants were three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than those in the highest quartile of sun exposure. The results show that those in the highest quartile reduced their risk of developing prostate cancer by 66 percent. Those in the second and third quartiles also had a significantly lower chance of getting prostate cancer compared to those in the lowest quartile, who received the least sun exposure. Another study took a long look, over almost two years, at men with prostate cancer who received 2,000 IU of vitamin D a day and found that overall the men had a 50 percent reduction in the rise of their levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), which is an indicator of prostate cancer activity.

Source: Life Extension, Sept. 2010

The Prostate Cancer Quandary

Scientists may soon be able to answer the agonizing question facing men with prostate cancer: Does their cancer need immediate treatment or can it be left alone? » Read More

The Great Prostate Mistake

EACH year some 30 million American men undergo testing for prostate-specific antigen, an enzyme made by the prostate… » Read More

As Technology Surges, Radiation Safeguards Lag

In New Jersey, 36 cancer patients at a veterans hospital in East Orange were overradiated — and 20 more received substandard treatment — by a medical team that lacked experience…. » Read More

NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Updated to Stress Careful Consideration of Active Surveillance

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines for Oncology™ …. » Read More

Which side effects of prostate cancer treatment would bother you least?

But there’s also good news in the study from Mark Litwin, M.D., MPH, and colleagues: During the first two years after…. » Read More

In Health Reform, a Cancer Offers an Acid Test

For some liberals, reform will be a success only if it includes a new…. » Read More

Screen or Not? What Those Prostate Studies Mean

Last week, two major studies from the United States and Europe found that…. » Read More

Fighting Cancer Metastasis and Heavy Metal Toxicities With Modified Citrus Pectin

Despite billions of research dollars spent every year, cancer remains the second leading killer…. » Read More

U.S. Panel Questions Prostate Screening

The blood test that millions of men undergo each year to check for prostate cancer leads to… » Read More

New Take on a Prostate Drug, and a New Debate

A drug can cut the risk of developing prostate cancer, but not all experts agree that men should be taking it… » Read More

Male Hormones

Manny Hamelburg was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1987 at the age of 47. He received radiation treatment and thought he was out of the woods until the cancer returned five years later. It had spread to his bones….. » Read More

Strict diet, less stress can reverse prostate cancer

A groundbreaking study suggests that eating a low-fat diet, plus lifestyle changes, can slow or reverse the progression of prostate cancer in patients with early-stage disease….. » Read More

Treat or Wait?

Men over 70 are often counseled to delay treatment of early- stage prostate cancer, because these side effects can be so devastating and the disease is rarely fatal in less than 15 years. Increasingly, men in their 50s and 60s – whose tumors are now caught earlier because of improved testing – are also choosing…. » Read More

Prostate Cancer Decisions

If you’re a man and you live long enough, chances are you will develop prostate cancer. Autopsy studies of those who have died of other causes have found most elderly men have traces of cancer in their prostate glands. For those in their 90s…. » Read More

The Prostate Paradox

On a recent spring morning, I spent several hours with Dr. Robert Eyre, a senior urological surgeon at my hospital, in Boston, watching him perform biopsies on men who might have prostate cancer. One patient was a forty-three-year-old office worker…. » Read More

Dairy Products Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

American adults should consider drinking no more than one or two servings of milk a day-less than the current U.S. government recommendation of three…. » Read More

Wow, I Coulda Had a Lycopene!

In a recent study from North Carolina, drinking just one can (5.5 ounces) per day of the popular vegetable drink, V-8, raised levels of lycopene in the lungs by…. » Read More