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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 | 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...

Prostate Cancer Detection: Genetics Can Help Determine When A Biopsy Is Needed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Scientists have taken a first step toward improving those problematic PSA tests for prostate cancer, by mixing in some genetic info...

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.

Millions Of Men Grow Mustaches For 'Movember' Cancer Fundraiser

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CLEVELAND — The scraggly patch of blond hair on Zak MacDonald's upper lip is a source of mockery among his co-workers in this testosterone-laden...

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.

Prostate Cancer: FDA Reviews 2 New Drugs To Treat The Disease

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Health regulators said Monday that two drugs from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men, though scien...

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 | Books

"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 | Books
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.