Wait! Watching Prostate Cancer May Be Okay
Men have gotten a lot of conflicting information relating to prostate cancer screening over the past few years. How often to get screened and when to treat a prostate tumor has been extensively debated. New research may clear up some of the confusion.
Saving 175 Jumbo Jets Full of Men
The results were exciting — a study revealed that a medication lowered prostate cancer risks by nearly 25 percent. But researchers found that men taking the medication who did develop prostate cancer tended to have a more aggressive disease.
Diabetes Rx Shrinks Cancer Deaths
A common diabetes medication — metformin — is proving itself to be multi-talented. It’s an inexpensive, highly effective medicine that does more than lower blood sugar levels. Metformin is becoming something of a star in the cancer world.
A Coffee Cancer Connection?
Coffee is rich in antioxidants, which can help fight cancer and protect against aging. A new study showed this may not be the case with prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Therapy May Cause Kidney Trouble
Medications that have been used to treat advanced prostate cancers are now sometimes used to treat patients with earlier stages of the disease. A new study demonstrated that this practice may have some significant side effects.
Cancer Risks May Be Fishy
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements have been praised for their health benefits. Now, these benefits are being called into question.
Soy Didn't Destroy Prostate Cancer
Some research has suggested that there may be a relationship between high soy consumption and a lower prostate cancer risk. New research put this to the test in a clinical trial.
Cancer Screens: Agreeing to Disagree
For years, people have been told that cancer screenings save lives. Recently, though, some organizations have said that some cancer screenings may be more harmful than helpful.
Very Low-Risk Cancer Not Black & White
Recently, men have been told to consider carefully watching instead of immediately treating prostate cancer. These recommendations reflect the fact that, in many men, prostate cancer is slow growing and may never cause a problem.
Eating Away Prostate Cancer
Once a person is diagnosed with cancer, can diet and exercise make a difference? You bet! Lifestyle is hugely important to keep cancer from progressing or returning.