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Close Encounters With Prostate Cancer And Life After Cancer

Close Encounters With Prostate Cancer And Life After Cancer

The New York Times runs a viscerally honest and startlingly educational account of one man’s battle with Prostate cancer. Dana Jennings speaks about his brush with death and having had the ‘privilege’ of watching “death at work inside my body”. He talks about suicide crossing his mind, but also the reasons why he felt compelled […]

Significant Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer

Significant Risk Factors For Prostate Cancer

The specific mechanism leading to the presence of prostate cancer is still unknown but over the last years were identified certain risk factors that need to be carefully considered. The risk increases with age because the cases of prostate cancers seldom appear at men under the age of 40; and it is established as a […]

Men With Desk Jobs More Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

Men With Desk Jobs More Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

A new research suggests that men with desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer. The study found that 30 percent of people are diagnosed with prostate cancer who spend their working lives sitting down than those with active jobs. According to the analysis of 45,000 men aged 45 to 79, people who had […]

Stem Cell For Prostate Cancer Is Discovered

Stem Cell For Prostate Cancer Is Discovered

Prostate cancer is among the commonest forms of cancer among men and is therefore the subject matter of constant ongoing research. According to the BBC, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8241877.stm) in the UK alone, 34,000 men are diagnosed with the disease, and around 10,000 die from it. Now researchers have found that a particular stem cell, which is a […]

Sexually Transmitted Infection Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Sexually Transmitted Infection Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Recent research has found that a common sexually transmitted infection, trichomoniasis, may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer in men. Jennifer Stark of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues conducted a new study including 673 men with prostate cancer. It was found that risk of advanced prostate cancer is more in […]

Overweight Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

Overweight Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

According to results of a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Body mass and weight gain during younger and older adulthood may influence a man’s prostate cancer risk. Men who put on significant number of pounds are at greater risk of developing prostate cancer, when […]

High Insulin Levels May Up Prostate Cancer Risk

High Insulin Levels May Up Prostate Cancer Risk

New study in the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute have found that high insulin levels might increase the risk of prostate cancer. Lead researcher Dr Demetrius Albanes, of the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md, have examined the link between serum insulin and […]

Seed Implants Best For Prostate Cancer Treatment For Men Of All Ages

Seed Implants Best For Prostate Cancer Treatment For Men Of All Ages

Treatment for prostate cancer may have number of options, but the daunting task could be to choose the right mix of therapies for an individual patient. Earlier medical professionals have tipped the scales in favor of certain cancer treatment options for younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer. But a recent study led by the scientists […]