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  • 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...

  • Surviving Prostate Cancer

    As with any cancer, the effectiveness of treatment for prostate cancer depends quite heavily on the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed. Having the ability to immediately begin treatment for cancer - especially when the disease is in its earliest stages - allows for the greatest opportunity for an ultimate cure. The later the cancer is diagnosed, the...

  • What to Expect from Prostate Seed Treatment

    A positive diagnosis of prostate cancer is never, ever the kind of news any man wants to hear. When that diagnosis comes with the recommendation for prostate seed implant therapy, however, there is cause to relax just a little. This alternative to other forms of prostate cancer treatment is less invasive, highly effective, and can help men go about...

  • Benefits of Prostate Seed Implantation

    With so many new developments in cancer care happening on a yearly basis, it’s always exciting when something comes to the forefront that is especially effective and lessens the side-effects for patients. Prostate seed implantation is one such development - something that is causing much excitement in the world of prostate cancer treatment. During prostate seed implantation - or brachytherapy...

  • Understanding the Stages of Prostate Cancer

    Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be overwhelming enough without trying to decipher all the terminology that seems to go with it. Like any cancer, prostate cancer has its own language and it is often spoken of in terms of stages and grades. Ultimately managing your prostate cancer care and deciding on the appropriate treatment with your doctor...

  • Shortening Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Having a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough to wrap your brain around without having to seemingly turn your life over to treatments. Cancer treatment can be long, arduous, and overpowering to a daily routine. Suddenly your whole life is swept up in a treatment schedule over which you seem to have no control. Worse still is the fact that...

  • The Reduction in Prostate Cancer Mortality Rates

    Prostate cancer is among the most common type of cancer in American men other than skin cancer; in fact, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. These are huge numbers that will make any man sit up and take notice. And it’s difficult to ignore when the statistics show that up until just...