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  • Ways of Minimizing the Risk of Developing Prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is known to feed on DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and testosterone. There’s no definite prevention strategy for prostate cancer. But as a patient, you can reduce its risk by making healthy choices. Every man who is concerned about their prostate health should be interested in the prevention of the disease. Doctors recommend that men at average risk of developing...

  • Detecting Prostate Cancer Early Can Help Save Lives

    Prostate cancer is known to manifest in elderly men who will notice changes in urination, blood in urine, difficulty in sexual relations or constant back pain. Any persistence in these symptoms will require that you get a doctor’s examination which is likely to reveal an enlarged prostate. It could also indicate the more serious condition of prostate cancer.  Prostate...

  • The Rate of Survival in Patients with Prostate Cancer

    A prostate cancer diagnosis is often less serious than it was previously. This is because prostate cancer is usually slow growing and also spreads very slowly. For this reason, prostate cancer is known to have the highest survival rates than any other cancers. Prostate cancer is common with aging, and among older men who die of other causes, two-thirds...

  • Treating Stage 2 Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer can progress outside the prostate into surrounding tissue or through the blood or lymph systems. Imaging tests, the Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen tests are used to determine the stage of the cancer. The stage of prostate cancer shows how aggressive it is and to what extent it has spread. If you are found to have stage...

  • The Symptoms of Prostate Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Prostate cancer is a common form of cancer that starts growing in the prostate gland which is in the male reproductive system. The disease has various treatment options, but many times treatment may not be done. Because the disease progresses slowly, some men may choose to monitor its progression first before opting for treatment. Prostate cancer occurs in various stages....

  • The Link between Prostate Cancer and Low Free Testosterone

    Men with low free testosterone levels have a 23% reduced risk of prostate cancer compared to those with higher levels. Analyzed data from 20 studies also showed that very low concentration prostate cancer risk didn’t change with the high levels of testosterone. The research suggested that these men with abnormally low testosterone levels are not likely to develop prostate...

  • Using New Techniques to Fight Prostate Cancer

    The medical field has experienced a lot of success with modern treatments such as radiotherapy and surgery especially when the disease is identified early. Even so, it seems there’s still a lot to learn since cancer cells evolve so quickly, and new and innovative anticancer agents are required. Laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells have been discovered to change how research...

  • Prostate Cancer Symptoms: Watch Out for These Urine Patterns

    Most cancers don't show symptoms until it's in late stages. Prostate cancer symptoms show when the tumor enlarged thus putting pressure on the urethra. The most common type of cancer in men in the U.S. is prostate cancer. Changes in urine patterns can indicate prostate cancer. Men are advised to check their urine patterns to prevent late prostate cancer...

  • Taking a Closer Look at Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer does not cause symptoms until it reaches late stages. By the time cancer reaches the final stages, the treatment becomes challenging and many patients could die. In the later stages, treatment becomes costly and it’s difficult to manage the symptoms. Cancer check-ups are done annually in most cancer centers. Men are advised to get routine prostate check-ups...

  • The Effectiveness of Immunotherapy on Advanced Prostate Cancer Response

    Immunotherapy is a form of treatment that enhances the immune system to fight cancer. It uses checkpoint inhibitors (a type of drug) to stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. Immunotherapy is very effective in cancers with high-level genetic mutations such as lung cancer, bladder cancer, and melanoma. In prostate cancer, previous trials observed that immunotherapy could not...