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Do Statins Improve Prostate Cancer Survival?

It’s possible that having high cholesterol could turn into a health benefit, according to the results of a 14-year study of nearly one million patients. The authors of the Aston University in Birmingham, UK, study reported that a diagnosis of high cholesterol was associated with a lower risk of dying of prostate cancer, as well […]

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Exercise and Prostate Cancer Treatment – Dan Sperling, M.D

“Like most people I can be lazy, so it’s nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I’m outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer.” Viggo Mortensen, actor A diagnosis of prostate cancer isn’t […]

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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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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 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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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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