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Category: Prostate Cancer

A Citrus Fruit a Day May Keep Prostate Cancer Away

Prostate cancer is a global disease, but not uniformly so. In fact, the incidence rates vary widely from one nation or region to another. Because of this, researchers have been very interested in the possibility that environmental and lifestyle factors could play a role in either promoting or preventing prostate cancer. Chief among these factors is nutrition, especially fruits and vegetables... keep reading

Inflammation: Can It Cause Prostate Cancer?

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Inflammation is a normal response to injury, disease, invasion by bacteria or viruses, exposure to toxins, and radiation. Acute inflammation is rapid, temporary, and protective. It gradually disappears as healing proceeds. However, other types of inflammation are “silent” and can linger indefinitely. This is called chronic inflammation. It can trigger cancerous mutations in many organ cells, including the prostate gland... keep reading

How Does my Prostate Cancer Treatment Affect my Wife/Girlfriend’s Sexuality?

British physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) was globally recognized as one of the most gigantic intellects in our time. According to study.com, Hawking was awarded “…thirteen honorary degrees, the Franklin Medal, the Hughes Medal, the Albert Einstein Medal, the Wolf Prize in Physics, the Albert Einstein Award, and many more.” For Hawking, unraveling the mystery of keep reading

Prostate Cancer is Blind to Color

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At the time of this writing, the long-time co-host and weatherman of the Today show, Al Roker, is recovering from prostate cancer (PCa) surgery. Roker used his air time to announce his diagnosis of early stage but aggressive disease, in part as a chance to raise awareness of PCa among black men. Roker’s summary reflects the ongoing dialogue—and at times, debate—in the clinical world over prostate cancer (PCa) among African American men. Are black men at greater risk, and if so, why? keep reading

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Increasing Uses of Artificial Intelligence in the Prostate Cancer World

Designing a Virtual Prostate Biopsy Using MRI Scans
Two academics teamed up to write an elegant review of four areas in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making increasing contributions to the world of prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and treatment planning. One hails from the East Coast, the other from the West Coast. First, Dr. James B. Yu is a radiation oncologist in Hartford, keep reading

Prostate Cancer: Warnings in the News

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Some people are driven to seek fame, but no one wants to be a prostate cancer celebrity. And yet, as of this writing, a several notables have made recent headlines due to their prostate cancer (PCa). After some initial secrecy, it was revealed that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was diagnosed, treated, and re-hospitalized for complications keep reading
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