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Prostate Cancer

Show Your Prostate Some Love

Jim Higley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

When I was going through my cancer journey, I did it alone. Sure, there were a couple of thoughtful, older guys who were living with prostate cancer who told me that everything would be okay. And while I appreciated their kindness, their journey wasn't quite like mine.

The Mammography Muddle

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mammography specifically, and cancer screening in general, is often something of a muddle. We should acknowledge the trade-offs, work toward better screening methods, and in the interim -- muddle through.

10 Things We've Learned About Prostate Cancer So Far This Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

November marks the recognition of "Movember," the month where moustaches are heralded to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, including ...

LOOK: Movember's Here! Meet The Men Behind The Hairy Health Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact

Women (and many men) wore pink ribbons all October long in support of breast cancer awareness, and now it’s the guys’ turn to sport their health a...

Movember Kicks Off 'Hairy Ribbon' Awareness Month For Men's Health

Adam Garone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Garone

We saw that the breast cancer movement was gaining momentum at a staggering pace, but noticed there was nothing for any men's health issue. When we did a bit of research into the health issues that effect men, it was surprising to learn that the incident rates of prostate cancer were comparable to rates of breast cancer in women. But there was, and still is, a huge gap between the two causes in terms of awareness and funding.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Do Current Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Neglect Race?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Prostate cancer hits black men especially hard. One out of every 5 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 5 out of 100 will die of the disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.

Using Facebook in the 'War on Cancer' (VIDEO)

Gabe Canales | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

If other cancer institutions and nonprofits would place such emphases on using this powerful interactive medium for education and support, we could make incredible advances in our "War on Cancer."

The Importance of Prostate Cancer Research

Jim Higley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

Spearheaded by FasterCures and the Milken Institute, "A Celebration of Science" brought together more than 1,000 leaders from across the scientific and policy communities to reaffirm the importance of bioscience and -- hopefully -- change the world for future generations.

Why This Mom Runs

Bethany Meyer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Bethany Meyer

Running brings me clarity. Balance. An outlet. Trusted confidantes. A feeling of power. A sense of achievement. Strong legs. Toned arms. I run because being an adult is hard. And being a runner makes it less hard.

The Power of 'Blue' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and blue is our symbolic color for prostate cancer awareness. This month is an opportunity to put a spotlight on this disease, give men hope, make a difference and save lives.

'Trash Cancer' With Fran Drescher

Gabe Canales | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Gabe Canales

The first step toward such empowerment is to become aware and educated.

Before Eating Red Meat, Think Twice and Live Longer

Craig Cooper | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Craig Cooper

Before you grab a sizzling steak from the grill or order up a rare burger at a restaurant, stop and think twice. When you reconsider eating red meat and make a healthier menu choice, you give yourself a chance to live longer. Here's why.

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 | 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...