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Prostate Cancer

Senate Says Prostate Cancer Among African American Men Reaches 'Epidemic' Proportions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Despite ongoing debate about the benefits of PSA testing for men at risk for prostate cancer, and recent research on the best course of treatment for ...

Is it Rationing? Cancer Screening and Clinical Uncertainty

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.

Big Daddy Awards

Michael Burg | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Burg

I don't have kids and my own father died several years ago, so how do I spend my Father's Day weekend? I watch the U.S. Open without guilt, I won't stand in line for a Father's Day Brunch, and oh, I'll think about cancer.

Should Father's Day Become 'Prostate Day'?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Dad has enough ties. He has enough golf balls. Even though he'll always love receiving them, he even has enough homemade cards. There are tangible...

Had I Followed the New PSA Recommendations I Might Be Dead

Jim Higley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

At the time of my surgery, I had no symptoms and would have never suspected that I had a life-threatening, cancerous tumor taking up residency in my prostate and surrounding neighborhood.

Cheech Marin On Tommy Chong's Cancer Diagnosis: 'He Will Be Just Fine' (EXCLUSIVE)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices

They were inseparable for more than a decade as the iconic intoxicated comedy duo "Cheech and Chong." Now that comedian Tommy Chong has been diagnosed...

Prostate Cancer Screening: Think Different

Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew R. Cooperberg, M.D., M.P.H.

The serum PSA test should not be used alone for screening; it leads to too many unnecessary biopsies. A better estimate of individual risk, including the risk of more lethal disease, can be obtained by combining the PSA test with other information.

The Prostate Screening Predicament: What's a Guy to Do?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The USPSTF has moved on from ambivalence about prostate cancer screening with the PSA test, and inveighed decisively against it -- a recommendation that is apt to stoke the flames of competing passions, and generate a whole lot of heat but altogether too little light.

A Wish For All Men

Angie Harmon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Angie Harmon

It is for all of the wonderful men in my life that I am raising my voice about a disease that affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. We can make a difference with the progress of finding better treatments and ultimately, a cure.

Let's Revolutionize Prostate Cancer

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Philip Lee Miller

The time for a new approach for men and prostate cancer screening has now come. But you must be persistent and seek a new course.

Ron Dicker

FTC Decides Pom Wonderful Falsely Advertised

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

As part of a larger ruling on an FTC complaint, an administrative law judge on Monday issued a cease-and-desist order against Pom Wonderful to stop it...

Why Men Won't Talk About Impotence

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Bauer

In researching my book, I asked men about performance issues. What happens in your head when you can't get it up? How does it become (as I've heard it can be) a self-perpetuating problem? I'm close to literally a dozen fine, garrulous older men. But when I broached this topic, every one of them turned red and stammered and then was struck mute.

Trial by Water: Loving Your Colonoscopy and Other Rites of Middle Age

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Barbanel

It has been said that getting older is not for wimps. Among the great joys men experience as they slide into middle age is the prostate exam whereby o...

Fight Cancer With Facebook

Gabe Canales | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Social media gets criticism for the harm it can do, but social media can be a source for good. One way Facebook is being harnessed for the greater good is by providing support and education for the cancer community.

Catherine Pearson

Why Are So Many Men Ignoring PSA Screening Guidelines?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Despite the fact that a major U.S. panel has recommended against prostate-specific antigen blood testing for prostate cancer in older men, a new study...

Warren Buffett, Ryan O'Neal And Other Celebrities Affected By Prostate Cancer

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer, according to a statement from Buffett and his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to sharehol...

Ryan O'Neal Diagnosed With Stage 2 Prostate Cancer: How Dangerous Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living

"Love Story" actor Ryan O'Neal, 70, revealed late last week that he has been diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, according to news reports. O'N...

Prostate Cancer Prevention Begins When Men Are Boys

Gabe Canales | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

The men of tomorrow must be made aware of prostate cancer, be armed with knowledge and be encouraged to adopt preventative lifestyle and dietary habits. The next generation must begin its fight to end prostate cancer -- now.

Catherine Pearson

Overweight? It May Up Odds Of Prostate Cancer Coming Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Prostate cancer survivors take note: Carrying extra pounds may increase the chances of the disease returning after treatment, a new study finds. A...

8 Simple Ways You Can Avoid Chemicals in Cans

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Disease doesn't know party lines, and if our babies are being born pre-polluted with BPA while other countries opt out, it doesn't matter what side of the aisle you are on. Together, we can create the changes we want to see in our food system.

Fight Prostate Cancer With Meatless Monday

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.

Catherine Pearson

Have Researchers Found A New Benefit Of Circumcision?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Men who undergo circumcision may have a decreased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a new study. The finding suggests that the removal ...

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part II)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

I became intrigued by the roles of diet, exercise and overall lifestyle in turning cancer genes on and off. Could men's behavior increase or decrease their chances of getting prostate cancer?

Why Men Should Consider an Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer (Part I)

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Early in 2010 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer -- at age 35. With no family history of cancer, I sought the opinions of top doctors in Houston and New York on how to treat my diagnosis.

Blood Donations Urged Among Blacks. Why The Push?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

While high rates of sickle cell anemia and lupus prevail in the black community, often requiring blood transfusions, experts say African Americans cur...