Everyone has heard the term “chemotherapy” and it conjures up scary, negative images. On the other hand, have you heard the term “chemoprevention”? The National Cancer Institute defines chemoprevention as “the use of pharmacologic or natural agents that inhibit the development of invasive cancer either by blocking the DNA damage that initiates carcinogenesis or by keep reading
Americans are living longer. In 2014, USA Today reported a new record high for life expectancy.[i] Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average person will live to be 78.8 years old (for women, 81.2 years; for men, 76.4 years). Heart disease remains the number one cause of death, and cancer keep reading
When it comes to Active Surveillance (AS) decisions, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: based on biopsy results, more doctors are recommending AS for prostate cancer (PCa) patients with insignificant disease. The bad news: the biopsy might have missed significant PCa so the patient can’t know for sure if AS is a keep reading
This may not be the “news you’ve been waiting for” but if you want to prevent prostate cancer, it is certainly noteworthy. A November, 2016 study published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research[i] should have men rushing to the produce department! A study of 777 men diagnosed with prostate cancer showed that those who consumed keep reading
We all know that high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, right? But guess what – it’s a risk factor for prostate cancer. And not just prostate cancer; studies have linked high total cholesterol (“good” plus “bad” cholesterol) with cancer of the colon, testicles and rectum. Cholesterol is one of the fatty substances called keep reading
Prostatitis is one of those medical conditions that is hard to pin down and even more difficult to cure. According to the Prostatitis Foundation, “Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, often resulting in swelling or pain. Prostatitis can result in four significant symptoms: pain, urination problems, sexual dysfunction, and general health problems, such keep reading
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