Health News

Bald is Beautiful, But Beware
Baldness affects about 60 percent of men at some time in their lives.  Researchers now think baldness and prostate cancer may be linked in African American men.
Cancer Spreads in Zometa Study
Many cancer patients take medications to prevent the disease from returning or spreading. One medication designed to prevent cancer from spreading to the bones fell short in a recent study.
Refining Cancer Treatment Guidelines by Race
The guidelines for screening and treating prostate cancer have become confusing. A man’s race may now become a consideration before treatment begins or is delayed.
Cancer Care Barriers
Latino men don’t get the prostate cancer care they need for a variety of reasons, and it’s not just about the cost. A new study has summarized those barriers.
Radiation Vs. Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer treatments can include a variety of approaches. Surgery can remove the diseased prostate, while radiation therapy can be used to kill cancer cells.
Prostate Cancer Patients Keep Sexual Function
Prostate cancer patients have different treatment options nowadays. Most men probably want treatments that won't harm their overall health or sex life.
Giving Men a Break
Being treated for prostate cancer can be grueling. The side effects of therapy used to block hormones that feed the cancer definitely impact a man’s quality of life. Some relief is in sight, though.
Huh? Exercise Does & Doesn't Affect Cancer Risks
Sometimes genetics just aren’t fair. Exercise helps everybody. When it comes to reducing prostate cancer risks, though, there’s good news for some men, but not so much for others.
New Type of Radiation Shortens Treatment Time
Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat prostate cancer. Some forms of this therapy can be quite time-consuming, requiring 20 to 40 daily visits. A new type of radiation can reduce that time and possibly improve treatment effectiveness.
Trouble Ahead, No Matter the Cancer Treatment
Surgery and radiation therapy are common ways to treat prostate cancer. In the long run, however, men experience the same declines in bodily functions, regardless of the treatment they receive.