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Testosterone Treatment Doesn’t Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

For years, men have expressed concern that using testosterone treatment (hormone replacement therapy) will boost their risk of developing prostate cancer. The results of a new study, presented at the American Urological Association 2016 annual meeting, however, have shown that testosterone treatment doesn’t increase prostate cancer risk. In fact, other new research suggests such treatment […]

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Aggressive Prostate Cancer Up Nearly 100% in Men

First, the good news: the number of cases of prostate cancer overall does not appear to be increasing. However, new research from Northwestern University indicates that new cases of metastatic prostate cancer (the type that has spread beyond the prostate) has risen 72 percent between 2004 and 2013. Men between the ages of 55 and […]

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Chicken and Penis Cancer: What’s the Link?

Periodically you hear news stories about viruses such as avian influenza and infectious bronchitis virus affecting chickens and other poultry, and often with devastating effects. What you may not know, however, is that exposure to poultry viruses has been associated with an increased risk of various human cancers, including penile cancer. Penile cancer is relatively […]

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Preventing Cancer Isn’t Rocket Science

During his 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama mentioned that Vice President Biden would be leading a national “Moonshot” initiative to fight and eliminate cancer. A total of $1 billion was given as the amount to jumpstart this project. Admittedly, cancer is challenging; it is actually many diseases that are associated with scores […]

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Benefits of Using MRI for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Patients.

  Active surveillance, a strategy for delaying prostate cancer treatment, is now chosen by 40-50% of newly diagnosed low-risk patients. Yet nearly a third may not be appropriate due to serious flaws with most methods for qualifying and monitoring AS candidates. Good news: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can now make AS safer than ever. In […]

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How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Aging

If you are serious about tackling the effects of growing older, the findings of research from the University of Guelph may cause you to change your approach to nutrition. The new study has revealed how omega-3 fatty acids fight aging and can help ward off disease and both physical and mental impairments associated with advancing […]

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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 High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (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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