“I started doing all of this because I read about it on your blog.” Vernon is a college professor who had radical prostatectomy eleven months ago, who contacted me to tell his story, because he hopes it will help other men. “I didn’t hear much about this at all from my surgeon.” Vernon is black, […]
If, as we have seen, inflammation can lead to prostate cancer, could anti-inflammatory agents help protect against it? The jury’s still out. However: Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Elizabeth Platz, Sc.D., has been intrigued by this possibility for many years. She is senior author of a new study on the use of aspirin and statins, published in […]
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Why does it matter if you eat right and exercise? Everybody knows the answer; in fact, we’ve all heard it so many times, it’s easy to tune it out: diet and exercise are good for you. Duh! Who’s going to argue with that? Having a healthy lifestyle is right up there with world peace as a […]
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News flash: All metastasis is not alike, and the basic category of “metastatic prostate cancer” is being redefined by doctors and scientists even as we speak. It’s not just either-or anymore – either cancer is confined to the prostate area, or it has escaped. It’s actually more of a spectrum, and it is very likely […]
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Hey, wait, come back! This story sounds grim, but it’s actually hopeful! There are two things you can do right now that raise your odds of not dying of prostate cancer: Stop smoking, and lose weight. Both of these can make a big difference. For several years now, doctors have known that there was a link […]
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In Australia, and to a smaller but increasing extent in the U.S., urologists are moving away from the traditional transrectal (TR) biopsy. A much lower risk of infection is a big reason why. Nobody wants a prostate biopsy, but we’re stuck with it. Literally. Multiple times. And for the vast majority of men (more […]
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Troubling news from a new study, published in the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences: Baby Boomers’ brains aren’t aging well. Compared to previous generations, Boomers in this ongoing study, of 30,191 Americans over age 50, are experiencing a sharper drop in cognitive function, and are more likely to develop dementia. And… PAUSE! Before we start […]
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