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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Please Read This Before You Go Under the Knife. Nobody thinks a prostatectomy will be a breeze; if anybody tells you that, take it with a big old mental grain of salt. Even with the best surgeon in the world, there will still be some incontinence and erectile dysfunction. But ideally, with exercises, biofeedback if necessary, […]
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