| Sep 16, 2010
It's a classic chicken/egg conundrum. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are thought to be more likely to develop the disease themselves, so it is recommended they get screened for the disease more often.
But frequent screenings make it more...
| Sep 9, 2010
About three-quarters of men with low-risk prostate tumors that can safely be ignored for months or years receive aggressive treatment, despite the risk of complications, researchers reported.
The findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,...
| May 6, 2010
Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market.
In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...
| Jun 4, 2010
Heavier men have bigger, more aggressive prostate tumors, according to new research from Henry Ford Hospital presented Wednesday.
The findings, presented in San Francisco at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, were based on a six-year...
| Apr 23, 2010
After watching one of those commercials about guys having the frequent need to urinate, my husband asked me if the problem was related to diet. Shortly after that, someone sent in a similar question to this : "Does anyone know if there are certain foods I...
| Jun 17, 2010
The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung and skin cancer. Knowing about these types of cancer—and how they can be prevented or found early—can save your life.
The chance of getting prostate cancer...
| Oct 14, 2010
Harvard Health Letters
Q. I've heard that doctors feel men over 60 shouldn't be treated for prostate cancer because they're old enough that they are going to die anyway. Is that so?
A. Goodness, no. Any doctor will treat a person for cancer if he or she...
| Jul 8, 2010
Medications, laser treatment and surgery can all arrest the growth of an enlarged prostate gland, but only surgery can produce an improvement in symptoms, particularly a reduction in incontinence, researchers said.
The surgery, known as transurethral...
| Jul 29, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My sister has breast cancer and is taking tamoxifen. She would like to take flax-seed supplements (or eat the ground-up seeds/oil), but she doesn't know if it will help or interfere with her treatment. Her doctor said it was fine but...
| Jun 10, 2010
Pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92 percent of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called BPA, or bisphenol A.
The chemical is used in countless...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:37 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint Monday against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, claiming there is no scientific proof that the products treat or prevent diseases, including heart disease, prostate cancer and...