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How Omega 3 Fish Oil Fights Prostate Cancer

The findings of a new review suggest that dietary omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil fight prostate cancer on several levels. Although this is not the first study to show a positive relationship between fish oil and the growth and progression of prostate cancer, it does, according to the authors, “underscore the potential of fish […]

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Treating Prostate Cancer with HIFU

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a radiation-free therapy that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for “prostate tissue ablation, which means it can be used to treat prostate cancer, although the approval is not specifically for that,” according to Michael Koch, MD, chairman of the department of urology at Indiana University. Thus […]

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How Diet Can Impact Your Sperm Strength and Fertility

A recent study verified what researchers suggested 24 years ago: that sperm concentration and the percentage of normal-looking sperm are declining dramatically. What are the reasons for these changes in the viability of sperm? A first-of-its-kind study from Harvard researchers has identified one reason and explains how diet can impact your sperm count and quality. […]

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The Problem With Using a Traditional TRUS Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Detection

Question: What do transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy MRI prostate scans have in common? Answer: Almost nothing. While both try to find cancer in a walnut-sized gland tucked away in the pelvic bed, there’s no comparison. Noninvasive MRI detects prostate cancer better than conventional invasive TRUS prostate biopsy. In fact, multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is […]

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Having an Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Results of a new meta-analysis and review suggest that the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) increases the risk of prostate and bladder cancer. The study evaluated both case-control studies (16 in total) and cohort studies (10 in total), and the findings are useful for clinicians and men for screening and prevention of these types […]

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Using Multiparametric MRI to Detect Prostate Cancer

Multiparametric MRI – What is it? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanning method that uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and special computer software to show detailed images of organs and tissues in the body. Unlike X-rays and CT (computed tomography) scans, MRI has no radiation. It is safe and noninvasive. MRI scans […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Buyer’s Guide

Approximately 18.8 million people in the United States take an omega-3 supplement, making it the number one natural product used by adults. How many of them can be certain the supplement they have chosen is the safest and most beneficial product available? Do you know how to choose the best omega-3 supplement? Fish oil, which […]

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7 Facts About Prostate Cancer All Young Men Should Know

Many men 55 and younger are under the mistaken belief that their risk of developing prostate cancer is practically nonexistent. However, although the vast majority of prostate cancer cases develop in men age 65 and older, more than 10 percent are diagnosed in men age 55 and younger. All men, regardless of age, should be […]

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Using Focused Laser Ablation to Treat BPH

A procedure called focused laser ablation (FLA) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of prostate cancer, yet one physician has adapted that approach and used it for men with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) with great success. Although focused laser ablation for BPH is not yet widely available, chances are good […]

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Watchful Waiting for Prostate Cancer: When Is It the Best Option?

You’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and your doctor has suggested something called “watchful waiting” rather than attempting more aggressive treatment options. Perhaps he or she referred to this approach as “active surveillance” or “expectant management”, since some doctors use all of these terms interchangeably to mean the same thing, while others say they mean […]

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