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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:20:31 -0600The goal of No-Shave November is to grow cancer awareness, spark a conversation among people and raise funds. Also to support cancer prevention, research, and education, thus reducing the number of preventable deaths.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:52:15 -0500Though there has huge volume of data available that could link the testicular damage and the long-term use of muscle-enhancing supplements. However, there was no conclusive proof for that. Hence, a research group undertook an analytical study to identify the link. In this article, we would be just going through the salient features of this path-breaking study for the benefit of the health-conscious readers.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:55:26 -0500If prostate cancer is caught before reaching the end stage, then it is often treated very successfully. Treatment has been getting higher and higher success rates within the last twenty years, although it is still not known what causes the cancer and how to prevent it.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:54:59 -0500Depending on how advanced prostate cancer is, there are varying options for treatment. If caught early, prostate cancer can often be treated successfully, but once it has spread to the surrounding bone it is often impossible to cure.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:54:38 -0500If you want to know how to recognize prostate infection symptoms, you should find the following information helpful. Symptoms may be nonexistent, or they may appear suddenly.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:54:12 -0500Prostate cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer deaths, in men, in most of the Western World. Men have a one in five chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer whilst women have a one in eight chance of breast cancer.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:53:35 -0500Do you know what causes prostate cancer? Even more important, is there anything you can do to avoid it? The truth is that the cause is still unknown. There are certain risk factors that make it more likely.
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:03:09 -0600PSA is a double edge sword on one hand it can detect evidence of prostate cancer, but on the other a false positive can mean a man might undergo a prostate biopsy needlessly. There is even a lot of debate about frequency of the testing, at what age should testing begin and what is an acceptable PSA level above which a person should undergo further testing.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:36:10 -0600For men with slow growing or less serious cancers watchful waiting means avoiding the many side effects of aggressive procedures such as surgery. Of course if you go the route of watchful waiting there is the danger that the cancer will spread. If this happens then your treatment options maybe limited and the long term effects significant.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:02:49 -0600August 2014 and I'm meeting with my primary doctor for a follow up on my yearly physical. No worries I told my wife as I walked out the door. But thirty minutes later my world turned upside down. I knew from last year's exam that my PSA level was slightly elevated. But having read that there are a number of reasons besides cancer for an elevated PSA.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:35:24 -0600There is a common belief that 'something else will kill you before Prostate Cancer does'. It isn't a myth, but I think it's like gambling, with your life. It could be true if cancer stays inside the prostate. Many men call it 'watchful waiting' or 'active surveillance'. I have no problem with that; it's their choice. We each get to choose how to deal with the diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. I had a friend who lived with his Prostate Cancer for twenty-two years before succumbing at age 77. Once it breached the prostate walls, it became aggressive and attacked the bones. Another who was diagnosed after it had breached the prostate walls. He died less than three months after his diagnosis, at age 75. Another friend is practicing active surveillance and has been for about ten years. Who's to say? We can only choose for ourselves, with the support of our families and physicians.
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:59:01 -0600Men always want to possess a healthy penis, but this is especially important after treatment for prostate cancer. Maintaining penile health through recover can help when revitalizing erectile function post-treatment.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:37:59 -0600Movember is here. This is men's health awareness time and we are talking about Cancers prevalent in men and how to fight them before they get out of hand.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:31:45 -0500One of my lucky numbers growing up was 7. Ironically, 7 years after my cancer treatment, something pulled me back in and gave me a scare. This latest development started back in 2014. As you may recall in a previous article, I mentioned the testing methods used to do PSA tests. I had indicated that the best thing to do, in my opinion, was to make sure the same method was used each and every time my PSA was tested. These testing methods would lead me to my latest scare.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:53:11 -0500Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Here are ten facts about prostate cancer that men need to know.
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:06:35 -0500Prostate cancer develops generally in older men. The cells in the prostate gland grow abnormally and may spread to other parts of the body. Here we discuss the common signs and symptoms that indicate the possibility of cancer. We will also discuss a few prostate cancer treatment options.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:10:00 -0500Pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli do all fight against prostate cancer, scientists have proven. For the first time ever, researchers have proven that men can reduce the risk of getting prostate cancer by regularly eating the four 'super foods' rich in Polyphenols. But we all want to know, what are Polyphenols exactly.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:07:29 -0600Without using the standard, western medical protocol of "cut, burn and poison", I successfully cured myself of 4 deadly types of cancer in about one year. Since 2010, I have been totally cancer free.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:59:27 -0600High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) prostate cancer treatment is one of the most rapidly growing treatment methods around the world. HIFU in India offers a non-invasive alternative to the traditional treatments for uterine fibroids.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:16:13 -0500With this being the end of Prostate Awareness Month it's always a good idea to cover some of the basics about back pain and referred pain that can come from a problem with an enlarged prostate gland. Some patients come into the office for treatment of low back symptoms that seem fairly straight forward that have ended up being referrals for further evaluation with their primary care physician because of a few key factors.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:04:51 -0500For the majority of men the prospect of having to undergo a radical prostatectomy is a harrowing experience, not so much because of the simple non invasive laparascopic procedure but because of the resultant profound and lasting ramifications. I have recounted my personal journey through this challenging condition, trying to appreciate the humorous side of losing a very small organ which has the potential of sexually reducing a man to a mere shadow of his former self.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:11:18 -0500When Leukemia strikes, it attacks the white blood cells whose main task is to combat disease and infections. It would be fatal for the patient suffering from the disease if the disease is not detected early. Proper medication, such as Veenat, should be prescribed, as it is efficient in treating certain types of leukemia.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:43:02 -0500Being told you have Prostate Cancer is frightening. Being able to cure it without medical intervention - Priceless!
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:47:17 -0500Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men, and more specifically, it is the second type of cancer that is most deadly among U.S. men. Despondently, aside from the lack of a cure, there is not a sure guide to follow in order to prevent it beyond any doubts, but there are some actions that can be incorporated to daily life that may aid in this prevention. Generally, the best initial approach is for men to learn about the risk factors; men who find themselves with a near-average risk of developing prostate cancer - be it due to advanced age, racial background, diet, and/or family history - must consider making choices in daily life, that is, exercising, having healthier meals, among many other life-changing selections.
Wed, 28 May 2014 10:49:40 -0500Development of cancer in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system can be life threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Patients of prostate cancer generally include senior age groups who need the best treatment for cure.
Tue, 13 May 2014 13:27:12 -0500The wife of a prostate cancer survivor talks about how to improve your sex life after your spouse, partner, lover, or friend has had his prostate removed. There will be changes in your sexual relationship after prostate removal. Tips and inspiration and ways to be prepared included. Your attitude, doing what it takes to be prepared mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually so you can do the best you can and find new possibilities will make a huge difference in your relationship.
Wed, 07 May 2014 12:39:01 -0500Although it has been a well-known disease for a long time, prostate cancer is the most common and is among the deadliest types of cancer among men, for it is difficult to diagnose in its early stages, when treatment has a far better chance to be successful. It usually grows very slowly and at first remains confined to the gland, normally causing no harm at all in this stage; Thus it is hard to diagnose, for it really causes little to no symptoms in its early stages.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:50:01 -0500Cancer has been an important part of human history, dating as far back as 1500 B.C. in Ancient Egypt. As most people would expect, the first cases of cancer were believed to be inflicted by the Gods themselves by such ancient civilizations, among other theories with no true scientific approach. Unfortunately for the ill, it was not until the twentieth century that actual headway was established in cancer research.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:04:58 -0500Herbs are spices are known to have medicinal and anti- cancerous properties. Hence they are used in the curing of various diseases to avoid any other side-effects which are caused by the current treatment methods.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:13:05 -0500In the last decade or so, chemotherapy has evolved significantly to help control not just the pain caused by prostate cancer, but also to help relieve the symptoms associated with the metastasis of the disease too. So what does this mean to a prostate cancer sufferer?
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:51:13 -0600It was estimated that around just under 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 20013, and where just under 30,000 deaths occurred attributed to the same disease. That was near 658 new cases, and around 82 new deaths everyday, making prostate cancer a serious threat to the male population.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:34:12 -0600High Quality Treatment for Prostate Cancer There are well known and specialty clinics and medical centers that offer high quality prostate cancer treatment. These are dedicated clinics that are committed to proving excellent care and high quality treatment facilities to children, women, and men who suffer from urological problems. These clinics know that these are very sensitive medical conditions and so they promise complete confidentiality and privacy for the patients who come there.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:34:09 -0600November (or Movember) is often the time where you see men shave their facial hair at the beginning of the month and let it all grow back in unique ways all in the name of prostate cancer awareness. Really a great cause since prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in Canadian men. Startlingly, as per the new 2013 cancer statistics, 1 in 7 Canadian men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime! Wow! Thus, the goal of this article is to provide more education about prostate cancer and discuss what you can do to reduce your risk.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:46:14 -0600Now considered to be the second most common cancer in American men after skin cancer, prostate cancer now accounts for around 240,000 new cases each year and nearly 30,000 deaths. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men over the age of 40 years in the USA after lung cancer.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:36:41 -0600Over the past number of years, Botox has become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments on the market today. It is a $1.3 billion market that tackles wrinkles and is used by millions of patients across the globe.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:28:05 -0500Unknown to many couples is the art of "prostate milking," a healthy and pleasurable activity that can be enjoyed by both men and women alike. With a little guidance, any couple can become experts!
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:54:10 -0500Prostate-related Cancer Cure Effective prostate cancer treatment depends on several factors. Depending on how advanced the cancer is or how quickly it is spreading, your treatment options could range from simply monitoring the problem to undergoing aggressive radiation treatment. Each treatment has its advantages and disadvantages, and what proves effective for one cancer patient may not work at all for someone else.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:18:22 -0500When it comes to health problems, men have to be on the lookout for prostate cancer among everything else. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in men and the second cause of death after lung cancer. What makes it very dangerous is the fact that the majority of men discover it when there is nothing left to do to fix the situation.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:06:41 -0500Men should have a regular check-up for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer information is readily available in doctor's offices and on the web. Exams and testing check to see if there are any cancer cells present even if the individual has not experienced any symptoms.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:55:43 -0500Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer after the non-melanoma skin cancer. This cancer is the second largest causes of death among men in Australia and United States of America. This life-threatening ailment occurs in the prostate gland of a man when cells start to divide irregularly and form a tumor inside the prostate gland.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:59:19 -0500The year 2011 marked the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I think everyone remembers where they were when the news about the planes striking the World Trade Center that terrible morning. I was at my desk working when a co-worker's wife called to tell us about what was going on in New York City. Now you may wonder what does this have to do with cancer?
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:29:37 -0500Prostate cancer is treated using effective conventional and new healing techniques. After diagnosis from the prostate cancer, a patient must consult oncologists who can recommend the best healing technique to treat this melanoma disease.
Fri, 31 May 2013 13:24:41 -0500Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death for men. It is important to know the signs of prostate cancer.
Thu, 23 May 2013 10:23:03 -0500If you are a man over 45 years old, it is important that you have regular check ups with your physician as this is the best way to check for prostate cancer. You don't usually know that you have it unless you get checked regularly. Once it has been discovered, it is often advanced and has spread to other parts of the body.
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:13:27 -0500Let's face it there are many different types of prostate cancer and once you beat it you feel on top of the world. There is nothing more discouraging than hearing that you have a prostate cancer recurrence after so much time and money has been put into beating it. Sometimes hearing this news is harder than hearing that you were first diagnosed with it, but don't lose hope.
Thu, 02 May 2013 08:53:32 -0500Dealing with cancer is a difficult and time-consuming task for patients and care-givers. One of the most common cancer diagnoses involves the prostate gland. For many older men understanding the facts about prostate cancer radiation treatment will be an important part of their journey.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:50:50 -0500If you are trying to decide whether you should undergo prostate cancer screening tests, there are considerations to ponder. This is a decision best made with your doctor's help.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:44:50 -0500Prostate cancer is a disease that develops over many years in the prostate gland of men. Over time, prostate cancer information has shown that the cancer will spread from the prostate to other tissues including lymph nodes, bones, the liver, and the lungs.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:06:14 -0600Each year, millions of men are affected by prostate cancer and it is a common condition that affects men who are between the ages of 40 and 80; it can be present in younger men, but it is very uncommon. This cancer is the leading cause of death for men who are 75 years and up, and people who have greater risk of developing this disease include older men, African American men, men who consume high quantities of alcohol, men who eat high-fat diets and men who are exposed to certain chemicals. Prostate cancer is a type of...
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:21:41 -0600I am not a doctor, so can't and shouldn't give medical advice. But I am a survivor, so I can tell the story of my journey. I want to be really frank, transparent even with this short read; but don't let brevity distract from the potency of the message. For some who read this, it could well be life saving. Every man aged 40 & over should read this account and pass it on to their families, friends and peers. For that matter every woman with a 40 plus man in her life or family should read this, and share it widely. Prostate cancer is one of those sneaky afflictions that sneaks up on men unannounced, without much, or any warning. But once it has us in its clutches, it is often too late to do anything about it. At around age 50 my GP started doing blood tests to measure PSA levels. Results were, hmm, OK. In low single digits. Don't worry too much about it was the prognosis.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:59:24 -0600Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in American men. In 2009, over 206,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with the disease. The cancer begins in a man's prostate, a gland that creates seminal fluid and transports sperm.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:20:35 -0600When your spouse has been diagnosed with prostate cancer it is important to let him know that you are there to support him. This is extremely important as he will be facing a number of unknown risks. A diagnosis of prostate cancer will actually be a life changing situation for both of you. This is why one of the most important things you can do is to assure him that you love him and that you will be there to support him in any way you can. Your love and support during this time will enable him to obtain the best results from his treatment.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:53:11 -0600Cancer of the prostate is deliberated as one of the most well-known types of cancer among men. Prostate cancer commonly develops in a rather sluggish manner and is initially confined to the prostate gland. This location of the cancer cells does not generally cause severe harm.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:52:18 -0600My Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term "survive " as "to live or exist longer than; outlive". The summer of 2010 marked three years from the cancer surgery. All my checkups leading up to this point had been good. My PSA results continued to be <.1 ng/ml. However, is three years a sufficient amount of time to declare yourself a "survivor"? Did I really "outlive" the cancer?
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:51:17 -0600All treatments for prostate cancer cause side effects. Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction are two of the most common side effects. Erectile dysfunction also referred to as impotence is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficiently firm enough to engage in sexual intercourse. The possibility of being rendered impotent is one of the most common and terrifying aspects of prostate cancer surgery and other treatments used to treat prostate cancer. Erectile dysfunction in particular negatively affects men and typically causes them to feel a great sense of loss in addition to experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:51:09 -0600Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States each year. Prostate cancer typically is an extremely slow-growing cancer. It begins in the prostate gland and is easily treatable in this stage. However, once the cancer begins to grow rapidly or when it spreads outside of the prostate gland, it is potentially dangerous and even deadly.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:25:14 -0600Helping someone cope with the stress and anxiety that comes with a prognosis of prostate cancer can be hard. That's why there are some types of alternative prostate cancer treatment designed to help the patient learn to do activities that can help him cope. There are a variety of therapies that can help with the coping mechanism including techniques of relaxation including muscle relaxation, movement therapies including art, music and dance, exercise, meditation and spirituality.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:13:28 -0600Radiation is one of the methods that is used to treat prostate cancer. It is also referred to as X-ray therapy and involves using high radiation levels to destroy the cancer cells in the prostate or prevent them from dividing or growing farther. Prostate cancer radiation also aims at reducing any damage to the healthy cells in the prostate.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:08:50 -0600There are millions of men who live in the United States and have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a form of cancer that takes over the prostates. If left untreated, it can develop, spread, and ultimately cause the man to lose his life. There are several treatment options that can help patients cope with the cancer or overcome it.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:04:07 -0600Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. An estimated 15% to 20% of American men develop prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer can cause pain, difficulty in urinating and erectile dysfunction. Prostate cancer differs from most other cancers in the body due to the fact that it typically remains dormant for many years. However, in some men prostate cancer can become aggressive. Prostate cancer is considered to be aggressive when the cancer cells metastasize. This is the process whereby it spreads from the prostate gland to other parts of the body, particularly the lymph nodes and the bones.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:40:24 -0600Apart from skin cancer, prostate cancer is among the most common cancer type among men. Such cancers can be treated with prostate cancer treatments that are based on several factors relating to the kind of cancer, your age, your health condition, and so on.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:58:22 -0600What is prevention? Prevention - a set of measures aimed at combating the risk factors for a disease. As for the pathology of the prostate in men, the health of the body, the so-called "heart" men are very concerned with urologists and oncologists worldwide.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:58:47 -0600When you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is not only you affected by this condition, but also the beloved ones around you. Many patients are supported by their families when any type of cancerous condition appears within the core of their family life. With so many cures that medical world has advanced lately thanks to their researches, everybody hope that some day a cure will be found also for this condition. Until then, patients and their families alike try to find ways to prevent this condition from advancing. This article is meant to bring into your attention some of the headlines appeared in various publications about the connection found between prostate cancer and green tea.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:23:24 -0600Many people have considered prostatic hypertrophy closely related to prostate cancer. This type of manifestation, also known as BHP - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is represented by an enlarged prostate and scientifically speaking there was no link to connect this enlarged prostate to the apparition of prostate cancer. But this is not a very reassuring fact because other reactions can evolve from here. The nodules become large enough to cause obstruction of the urethra (sometimes almost a complete obstruction) interfering with the normal flow of urine. This will further lead to painful act of urination and increased risks of presenting infections at the urinary tract level.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:35:06 -0600Masturbation is one activity which has been considered a taboo and their hundreds of myths associated with it. In fact in the earlier days it was believed that human beings do not have the right to indulge in self satisfying sexual pleasure activities, the only way they could enjoy sex was with their partner. Even today there are many myths which people generally believe about masturbation and consider it as a health hazard or something that should be avoided.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:32:03 -0500When suffering from prostate cancer, there are some natural remedies for you to consider to handle the symptoms. This article looks at natural prostate cancer therapies.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:49:09 -0500According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in the United States. In fact, one in six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:10:34 -0500Most commonly found non-skin cancer among the humans is the prostate cancer. The probability of a man getting prostate cancer is 33% more than a female getting breast cancer. Prostate cancer commonly occurs in males above the age of 60.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:40:42 -0500Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting men over the age of 75. Although it is rarely found in men younger than 40, African American men are likely to develop this type of cancer at any age. Besides men of African American descent, people exposed to Agent Orange and cadmium, farmers, painters, tire plant workers, and people subject to alcohol abuse are more at risk.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:36:39 -0500Cancer, a progressive disease that occurs in a series of well-defined steps. It is induced through mutations, which inactivate tumour suppressor genes or the activation of oncogenes resulting in proliferating cells. Aside from the contributions of age, race, and family history, which are poorly understood, environmental and lifestyle factors like male sexual behaviour have been suspected of playing a role in prostate carcinogenesis.
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:40:06 -0500According to recent statistics, 1 out of 6 men in the United States will develop prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death (behind lung cancer) in males. While medical experts do not know why some men are more likely than others to develop this life-threatening disease, and there appears to be a hereditary risk involved, a number of studies have revealed that certain nutrients may have a positive effect on men's prostate health.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:15:05 -0500It's no secret that many men suffer from and fear prostate cancer. The debilitating effects of treatment are sometimes worse than the disease itself. With all the fear and effort spent in seeking the best and most effective treatment, shouldn't we be focusing on how to prevent the condition in the first place?
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:20:05 -0500One of today's leading health concerns for men over the age of 40 years, is some form of prostate disorder. These disorders now affect 50% of all men between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, and account for about 10% of all cancer related deaths in men.
Fri, 18 May 2012 11:38:32 -0500What is Prostate Cancer? What causes Prostate Cancer? Why men who are at least fifty years old should get tested...
Tue, 08 May 2012 10:33:47 -0500Prostate cancer treatment in Canada has progressed significantly over the past decade. Early treatment offers the best chance of cure, but there are many more treatment options than surgery or radiation. Many offer a great rate of cure but fewer side effects. Always do your own due dilligence and check with your doctor for the best treatment options for you.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:43:12 -0500There are a number of risk factors that if attended to, can significantly reduce a man's chances of ever getting prostate cancer. These factors include regular cardiovascular exercise, limiting consumption of red meat, eating tomatoes or tomato based food each week, keeping a healthy body weight, and not getting a vasectomy.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:26:47 -0500Prostate cancer is the main cancer affecting men in North America. Prostate cancer is classified in stages. Early stages have a high cure rate, so early screening and detection is important. Learn more about the stages of prostate cancer and what it means for treatment and cure.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:46:59 -0500Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men in North America and that number is expected to grow. Of the prostate cancer treatments available, your doctor will recommend the treatment option that is best for you. The decision will depend on your overall health and how far advanced your cancer is. Learn more about the available options and which one might be right for you.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:59:21 -0500Treatment for prostate cancer has traditionally been surgery, where the prostate is removed in whole or in part, and radiotherapy, where radioactive emissions are used to burn cancerous cells away. For decades these were the only effective procedures that could eliminate prostate cancer. Newer treatments have arisen in the past decade thanks to research carried out around the world. Most of them involve some surgical procedure to perform even where no removal of tissue is required.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:25:11 -0500The evidence corroborating the link between testosterone therapy and prostate cancer is dated and likely false. In fact, according to some modern research, low testosterone is actually a risk factor FOR types of male cancer.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:55:44 -0500Most people have had little reason to research prostate cancer treatment until their lives are personally affected with their own or a loved one's diagnosis and then become lost in the abundant amount of information available. However, making the best decision about treatment depends on knowing and understanding your options.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:46:56 -0500You may wonder whether your treatment options vary depending on far advanced your prostate cancer might be. The truth is, if your cancer has grown beyond the confines of your prostate gland, there is no currently known cure. Prostate cancer is defined in 4 stages called T1, T2, T3 and T4.
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:50:56 -0500With prostate cancer affecting increasing numbers of men in the United States, a great many university studies have been conducted into the causes of this potentially life-threatening disease. In the search for a cure, a number of these studies have come across several naturally-occurring plant extracts that appear to have beneficial effects on PSA levels and may be useful in promoting prostate health.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:04:39 -0500For the last 20 years PSA test have been suggested for all men over 50 years old. A PSA test is a blood test that is used to find the level of prostate-specific antigens in the blood stream. Abnormal amounts of this antigen can represent the onset prostate cancer.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:23:30 -0500Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in men with 1 in 6 being diagnosed in his lifetime, and only 1 in 34 die of it. In fact, most men will live full lives and never know that they had microscopic evidences of the disease. According the American Cancer Society, there are more than 1.8 million survivors of prostate cancer in the United States. Facing cancer is never easy, but there are many reasons for hope.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:58:28 -0500Prostate cancer is a serious condition and many males that deal with treatments for prostate will often end up dealing with incontinence. If caught early enough, prostate cancer is something that can easily be treated and often cured. With urinary incontinence you have urine that escapes from the bladder often without warning or any control on your part.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:50:59 -0500HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, is a newer prostate cancer treatment that serves as an alternative to surgery or radiation. HIFU has been available in Europe for over a decade, and in Canada since 2003. The first North American clinic opened in Toronto in 2005. The procedure is currently being evaluated by the FDA and is not yet available in the United States. The clinical data and research shows that HIFU is a safe and effective treatment for men with organ confined prostate cancer.
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:00:28 -0600In 2012, approximately 242,000 men in the U.S. and another 25,000 in Canada will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The median age of diagnosis is 67. With prostate cancer being so prevalent, finding treatments that are effective without significant side effects is the focus for many urologists. A newer prostate cancer treatment that is continuing to gain favor and results is HIFU - or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Learn more about what is involved with this non-surgical, outpatient procedure.
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:12:25 -0600There are some signs of prostate cancer that you need to look for as you are caring for your health and working to prevent serious issues like. Most men will show some symptom of prostate cancer before their doctor will give them an official diagnosis. Knowing what to look for can help you to determine if you need to contact your doctor and to have your prostate health examined.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:52:02 -0600Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men in North America. Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It is therefore no wonder that alternative treatments to surgery and radiation have been so in demand. One newer treatment method that is proving to be safe and effective in treating organ confined prostate cancer is HIFU. Learn more about High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat prostate cancer.
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:51:22 -0600We've all heard that milk "does a body good" but there is an argument that drinking too much milk might not do a body some harm instead. Research finds that elderly Icelandic men who said they recall drinking large quantities of milk during their teenage year are 3 times more likely to receive a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer compared to more moderate teen milk drinkers. This makes experts wonder if the years of puberty, a time when the prostate matures, may also be a period of increased vulnerability as well.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 08:42:48 -0600Experts estimate that 26,000 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and a further 250,000 are diagnosed in the U.S. African American men are more likely to be infected than any other ethnic group, Asian men the least. The reasons for this are unclear. However, regardless of your ethnic background, all men over the age of 50 are at risk of contracting the disease. Learn more about early detection, the symptoms and treatment options.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:49:42 -0600Let me ask you a simple question. Did you know that low-grade precancerous lesions of the prostate gland occur in up to nine percent of 20 year old men? If that didn't catch your attention, how about this? Men can pretty much plan on getting prostate cancer if they live long enough. Is there a resveratrol-prostate cancer relationship? I believe there is and here are my reasons.
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:37:10 -0600Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men in North America. The number one risk factor is age. Prosate cancer is rare in men under 50, whereas 80% of men over 80 contract the disease. The earlier you detect and get treatment, the better the cure rate. There are alternative treatments to the traditional options of surgery and radiation. All treatments carry the risk of side effects, with some more significant than others. Know your options, including newer treatments with fewer significant side effects.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:10:23 -0600Red meat lovers, who like their meat well done, beware. You know that many doctors see red meat as an artery-clogging villain thanks to a well-established role in heart disease as well as colorectal cancer, now there's another reason to limit your intake of this admittedly tasty food an increased aggressive prostate cancer risk.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:25:00 -0600Many believe the diagnosis of cancer is a mandatory death sentence. This is simply not true. In its estimations for 2012, the American Cancer Society named prostate cancer as the most common type and projects that there will be 241, 740 cases during the year. Of all of these, 28,170 men are expected to die, as a result. That means 213,570 will survive. Here is the story of one of the many survivors and what he did to heal...
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:13:53 -0600Ever wonder why green tea and prostate cancer should be discussed in the same breath? After skin, prostate cancer is the next most common type of this disease for men in the U.S. In 2011 alone approximately 250,000 men would be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 33,720 deaths would occur. A chemical found in green tea appears to slow the progression of prostate cancer.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:16:21 -0600Prostate cancer is the number one cancer affecting men in North America. It is expected that 250,000 men in the U.S. and 25,000 men in Canada will be diagnosed with the disease this year. Traditionally, surgery or radiation are performed to combat prostate cancer. However, in the past 2 decades, great progress has been made with new, non-surgical, non-invasive treatments. One of the most promising ones gaining popularity is HIFU - or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Find out more about this procedure and if it is right for you.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:08:12 -0600Early stage prostate cancer treatment is progressing rapidly. This is good news for the 250,000 men in the U.S. and 25,000+ men in Canada that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Caught in the early stages, cure rates for prostate cancer are as high as 90%. Men over 50 should get regular prostate exams and screening since early detection is essential for cure. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:06:53 -0600If you are found to have prostate cancer, your doctor will discuss your options with you. Research has come a long way in the past few decades. Early screening and detection is crucial for cure. You need to know what treatments are available, what the risks of side effects are and which treatment offers you the best hope of a cure. Learn more about prostate cancer stages and treatment options.