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Prostate Cancer

PSA-Prostate Cancer Screening Dilemma: Why Talking With Your MD Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So, if PSA screening doesn't save lives and may result in harm, why do it at all? This counsel seems contrary to every cancer-related public service announcement we've ever heard.

High-Dose Vitamins and Risk

Alfred Neugut, M.D. Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Alfred Neugut, M.D. Ph.D.

Once a person is not vitamin-deficient, there is really very little evidence to support that vitamin or mineral supplementation beyond that has any dramatic beneficial impact on cancer risk.

Catherine Pearson

Vitamin E Increases Prostate Cancer Risk, New Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Taking vitamin E supplements may harm men's health, according to a new study that suggests the supplements can significantly increase the risk of pros...

GOP Senator Recovering From Procedure To Treat Prostate Cancer

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

A spokesman says U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer in Tulsa. CNN re...

Action vs Inaction: Which Attitude Is Better For Doctors?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times' piece makes clear that Dr. Brawley supports the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force against PSA screening, as do I.

Prostate Cancer Screening: More Trouble Than It's Worth?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Please stop asking whether or not men have prostate cancer by using this test, in other words, because it is tantamount to asking for trouble.

The New Go-To Drug For Men?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Interest in Dendreon Corp's Provenge vaccine to treat prostate cancer seems to be waning following recent approval of Johnson...

My Cancer Is Not Random, It's Mine

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Jeff Jarvis

There are three things profoundly wrong with a U.S. government panel's recommendation to end blood tests for prostate cancer.

Healthy Men Do Not Need Routine PSA Blood Tests, Government Panel Says

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Those PSA blood tests that check for prostate cancer do more harm than good and healthy men should no longer receive them as part o...

Cancer Forces Best-Selling Author Vince Flynn To Delay Release Of Next Thriller

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

MINNEAPOLIS — Best-selling author Vince Flynn is delaying his next Mitch Rapp thriller, "Kill Shot," until February while Flynn battles prostate...

Cancer Comedy

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Jarvis

I wasn't sure I could watch 50/50, but I'm glad I did ... just as I wasn't sure I could watch The Big C, but I'm glad I get to see that, too.

ESPN's Erin Andrews Helping Small Charity Score Big With Fan Support

S.Z. Berg | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
S.Z. Berg

After an exciting game between Notre Dame and Michigan, ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews got on a plane and headed to New York City where she spent th...

Why You Should 'Go Blue!' to Fight Prostate Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Sure, you've heard of prostate cancer. But how aware of it are you? Probably not much more than I was when -- after an inadvertent test last year -- I learned that I had 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

New Test Could Help Solve Vexing Problem In Prostate Cancer Treatment

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cance...