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  • Prostate Cancer Treatment and Bone Health: Why the 2 Go Together

    Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will find a number of treatment options are often available to them. From surgical removal of the prostate itself to external beam radiation, seed implant therapy and hormone therapy, the best treatment choice will depend a lot on the particular case in hand. Men who undergo androgen deprivation therapy, however, may find...

  • Soy May Help Prevent, Treat Prostate Cancer

    While the jury has not quite come back with a definitive verdict, a number of studies are showing that soy may deliver promise when it comes to preventing and treating prostate cancer. While the National Cancer Institute readily points out that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved this dietary supplement for treatment or prevention of the...

  • Walking Can Improve Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life

    Regular exercise is almost always recommended as an excellent way to improve health, prevent illness and increase stamina. For prostate cancer patients, however, getting active can prove especially important. After all, prostate cancer treatments are known to take their toll on survivors’ quality of life. Reported side effects of some treatments include erectile dysfunction, urinary problems, fatigue, weight gain, bowel...

  • Better Lifestyle Habits Don’t Always Stick After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    When prostate cancer is the diagnosis, it’s not at all uncommon for men to swing into action, improving their lifestyles in hopes of helping beat the disease. Diet tends to improve, the frequency of exercise goes up and those who overindulge tend to take steps to slow alcohol consumption while also possibly kicking nicotine habits. While these moves are all...

  • New Treatment Can Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair

    Chemotherapy treatments are not without their share of potential side effects. From the nausea and fatigue that patients must suffer through to the strong potential of hair loss, each one makes fighting a positive diagnosis of cancer a very tough proposition no matter how it’s cracked. A new treatment, however, may have unlocked the key to helping patients maintain...

  • Can Losing Weight Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

    Men who are overweight or obese have higher risk factors for the development of a wide variety of medical conditions. From an increased risk for heart disease to higher risk for development of some kinds of cancer, carrying extra pounds around is simply not good for the body no matter how it’s looked at. When it comes to prostate...

  • Worried About Prostate Cancer? How You Can Protect Yourself

    Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer type found in American men. Although technically “common” and generally quite treatable, this disease is one that most men would simply prefer to avoid entirely. Since many of the risk factors for the disease are not necessarily controllable by men, the best defense in this particular case is a good offense. While eating...

  • Worried About Prostate Cancer? Here’s When to Call Your Doctor

    It’s often easy for men to brush off the early warning signs of potential prostate cancer, telling themselves it’s just normal aging and enlarging of this particular gland. After all, it’s not uncommon for men to hate going into the doctor. There are, however, some signs that simply cannot be ignored. If you’re concerned about prostate cancer development, chances are...

  • Advice for Men Facing Prostate Cancer

    While there are support groups for almost every cause on the planet, men facing down a diagnosis of prostate cancer are likely to find few options available to them. Whether it’s simply because men don’t generally like to talk about highly personal issues or the fact that this particular disease tends to have a rather high survivability rate, the...

  • Understanding the Signs of Prostate Cancer

    An estimated 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year. Roughly 27,000 men die each year from this disease. With the understanding that about 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with this disease during the course of their lifetimes, it is critical for men to not only undergo routine screening after the age of...