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  • A Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Now What?

    Those who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are thrust into a world where there are many more questions than there are answers. And they are not alone. An estimated 232,090 American men will find themselves in exactly this position in the coming year. An estimated 1 in 6 men are diagnosed with this condition over the course of their...

  • Options for Advance Prostate Cancer Treatment

    There’s simply no way around it: a diagnosis of prostate cancer is scary. Fortunately, many men will find that advance prostate cancer treatment has come a long way in the past few years. What was once almost a guaranteed prognosis of lengthy treatment and the potential for sexual dysfunction has become much simpler to treat with the likelihood of...

  • Being a Healthy Cancer Caregiver

    Undergoing treatment for prostate cancer can be just as grueling emotionally as it is physically for many men. There is the uncertainty that is a part of any cancer diagnosis, as well as the overwhelming task of deciding on the appropriate treatment and putting together a plan that is aggressive enough to manage your disease as well as still...

  • Age & Prostate Cancer

    There are many factors that may determine if a man is at risk for developing prostate cancer in his lifetime, including family history, a diet high in fat, race (African-Americans are more at risk for developing prostate cancer), and alcohol use. Every man should be screened at regular checkups throughout his life but especially so - and perhaps more...

  • Diet, Lifestyle, and Prostate Cancer

    Having a key to unlock cancer prevention is something that everyone would love. Certainly any of us would do nearly anything to ensure that we - or someone we love - never has to deal with a cancer diagnosis. Of course, there’s no magic wand and nothing that any of us can do to absolutely guarantee that we won’t...

  • Prostate Cancer Testing and Screening

    Most of us understand the variety of tests that we must do as a part of our annual routine to ensure our continued health as we get older. This includes routine examinations that allow us to determine if disease may be present before we begin to present with symptoms. This type of early screening is essential for finding disease...

  • Genetics in Prostate Cancer

    There are many causes of cancer, not the least of which is smoking, exposure to pollutants and other carcinogens, poor nutrition, obesity, and more. With prostate cancer, other risk factors include age and race. In terms of age, it is very rare for men under the age of 40 to develop prostate cancer. In terms of race, African-American men...

  • Improved Testing Offers Hope for Prostate Cancer

    Effective testing for cancer of any kind is absolutely imperative if lives are going to be saved and quality of life preserved. When it comes to prostate cancer, mortality rates have decreased as more accurate testing has been developed that allows for earlier diagnosis and, as a result, the ability to begin treatment as soon as possible. As one...

  • A PSA to Test for Prostate Cancer

    If prostate cancer is suspected through a digital rectal exam or because of the specific symptoms that the patient is experiencing, a PSA test may be ordered. A PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen and is a protein that is naturally produced in the cells of the prostate gland. There is a “normal” measurement for PSA - a low level...

  • Assessing Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men other than skin cancer. In fact, nearly one in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime - a statistic that would cause most men to sit up and take notice. Of course, regular exams are a big part of staying ahead of any disease, including...