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BPA Exposure Linked to Prostate Cancer
Previous studies have found that a chemical commonly found in plastic products contributes to prostate cancer in animals. Does it have a role in human prostate cancer?
Impact of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Therapy Side Effects
Male hormones called androgens help prostate cancer develop, grow and spread. That’s why the disease is often treated with medications that block androgen activity.
How Painkillers Could Impact Prostate Cancer
One method of treating prostate cancer involves removing the entire prostate gland. The types of medications given during this surgery, a new study has found, may influence the course of the disease.
Inflammation May Signal Reduced Prostate Cancer Risks
The role inflammation plays in prostate cancer has been debated. Studies have shown inflammation increases and decreases prostate cancer risks. A new study suggests inflammation could be a good sign.
Candidate Rx Shows Promise for Certain Prostate Cancer
Male hormones, called androgens, drive prostate cancer. When used to treat prostate cancer, hormone therapy is designed to lower androgen levels. Once prostate cancer no longer responds to this treatment, it’s called castration- or castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
Cholesterol Meds May Lower Cancer Deaths
Cholesterol lowering medications called statins are among the most commonly prescribed medicines in the US. New research is suggesting these medications may lower more than cholesterol in prostate cancer patients.
Melanoma May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer
An interesting fact: severe acne is linked to higher male hormone (androgen) activity. And previous research has suggested that severe teenage acne may be a risk factor for both prostate cancer and melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
Ancient Moves for Prostate Cancer Patients
Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow movement, controlled breathing and concentration. People of any age can practice Qigong. A small study recently looked to see if the practice could help with fatigue.
The Weight of Weight on Prostate Cancer Survival
How much we weigh in relation to our height matters. In other words, body mass index (BMI) matters. If we’re carrying around too much fat, our chances of all sorts of diseases are — well — fattened. Our weight at the time we’re diagnosed with a disease may matter as well.
Doctors Referring Prostate Cancer Screening in Older Men
Prostate cancer screening using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test is generally not recommended for men over the age of 75. But this recommendation doesn’t seem to be taking hold in practice. Men in their seventh and eighth decades are still having PSA tests.