Category: General Prostate

How Common is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is an enlargement of the prostate gland that typically begins after age 50 and continues. It is a noncancerous condition, meaning it poses no life-threatening risks and cannot spread to other parts of the body. The number of cells increases, but they are normal cells. If individual cells enlarge, this keep reading

How Common is BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is an enlargement of the prostate gland that typically begins after age 50 and continues. It is a noncancerous condition, meaning it poses no life-threatening risks and cannot spread to other parts of the body. The number of cells increases, but they are normal cells. If individual cells enlarge, this keep reading

“Nutty” Diet Change Improves Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Four thousand five hundred seventy-seven prostate cancer patients can’t be wrong. At least, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported some interesting findings after tracking that many men with non-metastatic prostate cancer between 1986-2010. Those men who replaced 10% of their total daily calories from carbohydrates with healthy fats from keep reading

“Nutty” Diet Change Improves Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

Four thousand five hundred seventy-seven prostate cancer patients can’t be wrong. At least, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported some interesting findings after tracking that many men with non-metastatic prostate cancer between 1986-2010. Those men who replaced 10% of their total daily calories from carbohydrates with healthy fats from keep reading

Scan Abuse and How to Avoid It

  Sadly, prostate cancer (PCa) patients with low-risk disease are still being sent for needless diagnostic bone and CT scans. This was the finding of an impressive multi-disciplinary research team from several institutions (U.S. Veterans Administration and various medical and public policy departments within New York University and Yale University). The investigators found that nearly keep reading

Selenium and Prostate Cancer

  There is a wealth of information on the potential of natural and alternative ways to prevent and perhaps even control prostate cancer – at least in its early stages when patients are candidates for active surveillance. I have previously written on such topics as nutrition (http://sperlingprostatecenter.com/3-nutritional-guidelines-excellent-prostate-health/) diet (http://sperlingprostatecenter.com/diet-prostate-cancer/) lycopene (http://sperlingprostatecenter.com/lycopene-prostate-cancer/) melatonin (http://sperlingprostatecenter.com/melatonin-prostate-cancer-risk/) I am keep reading

Put an End to Overtreatment

“There is increased use of radiotherapy among patients with indolent prostate cancer with limited to no correlation with tumor biology.” This conclusion was reached by a research team out of UCLA after studying the treatment choices of 37,621 patients.[i] In fact, over half (57.9%) of the men were sent for radiation, while 19.1% had a keep reading