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Prostate Cancer

5 Deadly Prostate Cancer Genes Identified

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Seattle researchers have identified five gene mutations strongly associated with the risk of aggressive, deadly prostate cancer. People with at l...

Disgraced Former Congressman Reveals He Has Cancer

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley has prostate cancer. "I learned five weeks ago after a routine exam that I have prostate cancer," Foley, 56, sai...

Catherine Pearson

Smoking Linked With Increased Prostate Cancer Death | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living

A sweeping new study found that men with prostate cancer who smoked significantly increased their risk of dying, not just from the cancer itself, but ...

Remembering My Dad, Who Died of Prostate Cancer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Plesser

I feel really sorry for so many of us who have lost their dads, brothers and friends to prostate cancer. I lost my dad 13 years ago to the disease. I...

Black Churches Push Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion

By B. Denise Hawkins Religion News Service (RNS) Thomas A. Farrington isn't looking for cards or a tie this Father's Day. What he really wants, he...

Prostate Cancer: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Still, in its aggressive form, prostate cancer is serious business: It kills 30,000 men each year in the U.S. and is the second most common cause of cancer death among men (after lung cancer).

Demanding Value in Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Each time we decide a medical policy, a critical question that has been neglected up to now must be asked, "Is the care we are receiving worth the price we are paying?"

Coffee Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Good news for coffee drinkers -- especially the men. According to a major study out of the Harvard School of Public Health, the more coffee men d...

Fighting Cancer Is a Defense Department Obligation

S. Ward Casscells, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
S. Ward Casscells, MD

Senator McCain's assessment is that prostate cancer research is not a core Department of Defense mission. But we have an obligation: in Vietnam, thousands of servicemen were exposed to Agent Orange.

The Debate Over Men And Omega-3

Craig Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Cooper

Debate over the health benefits and risks of flaxseed and omega-3 fatty acids, in particular alpha-linolenic acid (ALA- a form of omega-3 fatty acids), is ongoing and often contentious.

A Game Changer In Prostate Cancer Screening

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jon LaPook

An important new study out yesterday should lead to far fewer prostate biopsies.

Do My Genetics Determine My Future?

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yael Cohen

About 12 percent of all women will get breast cancer, but 60 percent of BRCA positive women will. Having a harmful BRCA 1 or 2 mutation increases your chances of getting breast cancer by five times.

Prostate Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Ed Randall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Randall

I devote my life to prostate cancer awareness and education. We have a long way to go to reach the heights scaled by our sisters promoting breast cancer awareness.

An Open Letter To The NFL: Why We Can't Neglect Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gabe Canales

More than 32,000 American fathers, husbands, brothers, sons and friends will die this year from prostate cancer. Yet, it seems there's very little emphasis on this issue.

How Cancer Got Its Biographer | CHARLES McGRATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Cell culture is a little like gardening," he added. "You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look ...

'What A Difference A Dog Makes'

Dana Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dana Jennings

As I recovered, I was captivated by the power of Bijou's mere presence as she let me massage her pointy skull and plush ears, and of her absolute insistence on living in the moment -- even as she coped with her own medical woes.

Astoria Characters: The Down-to-Earth Traveling Salesman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.

A Second At-Bat: Lucky Me!

Ed Randall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Randall

Dr. Nicholas Romas was leaning forward from behind his desk, looking me in the eye and saying with a straight face, "Ed, you have cancer and you have a LOT of cancer."

Prostate Cancer: Not Just An Old Man's Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Prostate cancer is real, and all men -- of all ages and ethnic groups -- need to know about it. This year, over 32,000 men will lose their battle with prostate cancer.

Want to Stand Up to Cancer? Prevent It

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

We need to use the information we gain from research as a tool to aid us in the prevention of cancer. Help prevent cancer with the foods you eat.

Avocados: A Super Cancer Fighting Food

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Avocados are one of the great cancer fighting foods, rich in a multiplicity of nutrients., including many potent anti-oxidants vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats.

Live From Anaheim

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Matlack

Ozzie Smith on backflips, prostate cancer, his feminine side and why the National League will win tonight.

Prostate Cancer: What to Do When You Learn you Have It

Tom Halsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Halsted

A recent AMA study showed that prostate cancer patients often opt for inappropriate or unnecessary treatment by practitioners touting their own specialties while disparaging or dismissing others. My own experience was typical.

Astoria Characters: The World-Wise Window Washer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The secret's in the squeegee. That's what gets windows streak-free, squeaky clean. So says Barry Feirstein, the guy who does windows for a living.

FDA Still Dragging Its Feet on Triclosan

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Surveys of the U.S. population from ages six to over 65 have found residues of triclosan -- marketed as reducing the growth of harmful bacteria -- in over three-quarters of people.