Sperling Prostate Center

Month: April 2024

Getting Closer to a Liquid Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

Liquid biopsy - Sperling Prostate Center
When it comes to prostate cancer, your body comes equipped with a kind of check engine light. It’s your PSA blood test. If it comes back abnormally high or rising, it’s a physical uh-oh. Like a check engine light, it doesn’t tell you exactly what the problem is. A doctor’s next step might well be a conventional 12+ core, with its risks of inaccuracy and side effects. What if there were a simpler way to assemble and evaluate vital information in a single step, such as a blood draw? keep reading

Aspirin Use and Cancer

aspirin and prostate cancer mortality risk - Sperling Prostate Center
Within the last 30 years, attention has been drawn to the relationship between aspirin use, cancer development, and cancer survival. I have posted several blogs on this topic, the most recent of which reported on prevention of colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, JAMA has published a thorough analysis of data gathered by the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial... keep reading

Does a Plant-Based Diet Improve Health?

A Plant-Based “3-fer” For Men’s Health
The blog below promoted the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. However, there are meat lovers who like the wellness theory of eating plants but are conflicted about giving up beef, poultry, lamb, game, or seafood. Plant-based meat analogues (PBMAs) seem to be a happy solution, offering the taste and texture of flesh yet the advantages of vegetation. Not so fast! keep reading

A Prostate Wellness Cocktail

In the world of prostate cancer (PCa), there is a trend toward holistic care that aims to treat the whole person. It is creating a multimodality “cocktail” of healing resources for body, mind and spirit. This isn’t just some kind of pop psychology jargon. There is biological proof that combining both tangible and intangible modalities can alter prostate cancer itself. For instance... keep reading
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