Prostate cancer news, articles and information:

Surgery, radiation provide 'no benefit' for elderly prostate cancer patients, study finds

5/23/2014 - Elderly men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may want to skip out on getting treatment, suggests a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cancer. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) discovered that aggressive cancer therapies like surgery and radiation...

Surgery, radiation therapy worsen health of older early-stage prostate cancer patients

5/19/2014 - A lengthy epidemiological study from UCLA has come up with this headline's conclusion. It's from the mainstream medical monopoly itself, not a holistic medical blog. The study focused on surgery and radiation treatment that's normally the route for allopathic treatment of early-stage prostate cancers,...

Aggressive prostate cancer caused by vitamin D deficiency, scientists now declare

5/12/2014 - Men with suboptimal or deficient levels of vitamin D are much more likely than other men to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Researchers from Northwestern University near Chicago found that vitamin...

Chronic inflammation linked to prostate cancer development

4/24/2014 4:15:51 PM - Stress, poor diet, exposure to environmental chemicals -- these and many other triggers of chronic inflammation may be causatively linked to cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland observed higher rates...

High levels of BPA associated with prostate cancer: study

4/8/2014 - The human body's endocrine system and DNA are under constant attack from pollutants like bisphenol-A. Consumers take for granted what they eat from and what they drink out of. Bisphenol-A (BPA) can still be found in the lining of canned food and in plastic water bottles. For that reason, it's typically...

Melatonin can help lower your risk of prostate cancer

1/23/2014 - Recent research has pointed to a link between prostate cancer and the sleep hormone melatonin. The study, which included 928 Icelandic men, indicated that individuals who have a higher level of melatonin are less likely to develop prostate cancer. The research was presented at the American Association...

Low-dose exposure to BPA could increase prostate cancer risk

1/21/2014 - New, eye-opening research on the negative effects of BPA chemicals on prostate health is emerging. After assessing the study of BPA on human stem cells, one researcher, Heather Patisaul from North Carolina State University says, "Overall I think this is some of the strongest and most convincing evidence...

New study shows fetal BPA exposure increases risk of prostate cancer

1/13/2014 - A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (released January 7th in the journal Endocrinology) has found that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) greatly increases the risk of developing prostate cancer in humans. Gail Prins, a professor of physiology and lead author of the paper,...

Conventional prostate cancer treatment shares many similarities to unethical 1950s era Bowery experiments

11/2/2013 - Imagine if you were down and out in a skid row section of Manhattan known as the Bowery, and a medical researcher from Columbia University comes along and promises you a clean bed and food and medical attention as needed if you volunteer for his study. What's there to lose, right? Well, maybe a few...

High-dose radiation for prostate cancer worsens patient outcomes

10/20/2013 - The alleged benefits of higher-dose radiation therapy for prostate cancer did not pan out in a new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers from the University of Miami found that, contrary to what many had hoped, hypofractionated radiation therapy, or escalated-dose...

Five ways to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer

10/18/2013 - September is the month that has been dedicated to making the world more aware of prostate cancer. This type of cancer is considered the sixth leading cause of death among males who have cancer. It is said that it is linked to family history, as well as age. There are certain predisposing factors that...

Beware: PSA prostate cancer screening test is a dangerous hoax, warns discoverer of prostate specific antigen

8/27/2013 - Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. By the age of 50, most men have some cancerous prostate cells, although many will never know it unless they are screened, and most will not die from it. Luckily, it's a slow growing cancer. Although prostate cancer cases increase with age, still,...

Prostate cancer treatment a bogus industry that harms more men than it helps

8/7/2013 - New science continues to emerge showing "traditional" medical treatments, especially those for cancer, in particular, can actually do more harm than good. The latest evidence comes in the form of a recent research study said to challenge how one of the most common forms of cancer - prostate - is...

Natural superfoods fight prostate cancer

8/7/2013 - Three independent researches conducted between 2004 and 2009 identified green tea, turmeric, and tomato and broccoli combined as the top "superfoods" against prostate cancer. Wisconsin researchers, headed by Vagar Mustafa Adhami, offered substantial evidence that polyphenols from green tea are effective...

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer causes kidney failure: Study

7/26/2013 - Men who undergo conventional hormone therapy treatments for prostate cancer could be setting themselves up for another potential health problem later on in life: renal failure. This was the shocking finding of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which...

A handful of walnuts every day can help to slow or prevent prostate cancer growth

7/25/2013 - Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, accounting for 30,000 deaths from this largely preventable disease. Some forms of prostate cancer are very aggressive, quickly metastasizing to remote area of the body, while other forms remain localized and grow slowly...

Prostate cancer treatment revealed as yet another useless medical procedure

7/24/2013 - As we have often reported, most traditional cancer treatments are fraught with unnecessary health risk and are part of what we have described as a "criminal cancer industry" that exploits the bodies of women and men solely for profit. And little by little, modern cancer treatment regimens are being...

Protect yourself from prostate cancer by simply changing your diet

6/19/2013 - A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados,...

Prostate cancer linked to high intake of protein and calcium from dairy

4/29/2013 - The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPICN) is a multicenter meta-epidemiological (broad statistical survey) study designed to assess cancer risks by investigating past and current relationships between diet, lifestyle, environmental factors and cancer among a large population...

Prostate cancer screening subjects men to 'substantial harms,' warns one of its key architects

4/15/2013 - Presumably in response to the continued release of independent studies that warn about the uselessness of prostate cancer screenings, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued its own alert about the questionable practice. In a recent statement published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine,...

Medical announcement reveals: Almost everything you've been told about prostate cancer is wrong

4/10/2013 - Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you...

Prostate cancer treatments cause penis shrinkage

4/6/2013 - Two of three prostate cancer treatment types were linked with complaints of penis shrinkage in a study conducted by researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Connecticut, and University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and...

Researchers discover natural protein in fish that inhibits prostate cancer cell spread

3/29/2013 - University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod which appears to inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading -- a process known as metastasis. This is extremely important because people who die from cancer usually...

Prostate cancer risks are reduced almost 50 percent by grapeseed extract

3/25/2013 - Did you know that a little-publicized 2011 study from the journal Nutrition and Cancer showed that taking grapeseed extract could reduce men's risk of prostate cancer by 40-60 percent? The study was conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and funded by the National...

Mushroom-soybean extract improves prostate cancer survival

3/11/2013 - A natural extract made from soybeans and shiitake mushrooms seems to interfere with prostate cancer's ability to protect itself and may lengthen the life expectancy of patients with the most severe forms of the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis,...

Prostate cancer treatment increases risk of fracture, death

2/13/2013 - Men who undergo a hormone deprivation treatment for prostate cancer are significantly more likely to suffer from fractures, and many of the men who suffer from fractures are significantly more likely to die, according a study conducted by researchers from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the University...

Deep fried foods increase risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer by one-third

2/9/2013 - Prostate cancer will affect one in six men during the course of their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. While many cases of the disease remain localized as a growing number of patients adopt a wait and see attitude toward the traditional slash,...

Careless prostate cancer surgeons leave 16 surgical objects in patient's body resulting in death

2/1/2013 - A German family is seeking damages of more than $100,000 from an unnamed hospital they say negligently left surgical tools inside the body of a close family member who was treated for prostate cancer. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the 77-year-old ex-banker had undergone aggressive prostate...

High fiber diet halts the progression and spread of prostate cancer

1/25/2013 - The sobering fact is that one in six men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Although many men can live a normal lifespan as long as the disease remains localized, the cancer can become aggressive...

Daily soft drink serving boosts aggressive prostate cancer risk by 40 percent

12/13/2012 - Nearly one-quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with some stage of prostate cancer this year in the U.S., and many will suffer the unnecessary consequences of invasive treatment techniques that cut, irradiate and poison tumor cells in an effort to control the illness. In a manner similar to many...

Ginger root is a miracle cure for prostate cancer

12/5/2012 - Prostate cancer is one of the most over-treated cancers out there. By 50 years of age, about 40 percent of all men already have prostate cancer and likely will never know it. But it will not kill them either - unless they are screened for it and then treated with Big Pharma protocols. Then things take...

Just ONE soft drink a day increases prostate cancer risk

12/1/2012 - The ill-effects of sugary soft drinks has been well documented but new research continues to show just how bad such beverages can be for you, especially over the long term. Now, according to a just-released Swedish study, drinking even one normal-sized soda per day can boost a man's chances of developing...

Resveratrol found to be essential element in the fight against prostate cancer

11/28/2012 - It is estimated that one in five men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Our body normally has a sophisticated array of mechanisms available to fight the aberrant growth of cancerous cells, including slow-growing prostate tumors. Many men slowly lose the ability to...

Curcumin holds prostate cancer in check by preventing metastasis

11/4/2012 - Cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in America and Western Europe, and prostate cancer will affect one in six men during the course of their lives. Most people with cancer die not because of the primary tumor, but because the cancerous cells have traveled to distant points throughout...

Vitamin D helps prevent prostate cancer

9/10/2012 - Slowly, studies within conventional medicine's research facilities support what alternative and holistic practitioners have known for some time: Vitamin D3 helps prevent and cure disease, including cancer. A recent example was offered from research by D.T. Marshall with the Medical University of...

Frying red meat boosts risk of prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent

8/25/2012 - Prior research studies have implicated overcooking meats, especially red meat, due to the formation of carbon-based amines that greatly increase the risk of digestive cancers over many years of consumption. These studies have suggested eating meats that have been stewed or roasted in favor of char grilled...

Prostate cancer surgery once again found to be useless at saving lives, but successful at destroying sexual health

7/30/2012 - Most men who undergo surgery for prostate cancer derive absolutely no benefit from the treatment, and instead become twice as likely to develop incontinence or impotence compared to men who skip the surgery. These are the eye-opening findings of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine...

PSA prostate cancer test should be abandoned, warns government task force

6/1/2012 - The verdict is in -- PSA tests for prostate cancer are unreliable, and do not offer men any tangible benefit in lifespan or quality of life. These are the conclusions of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PSTF), which found that many more men are injured by PSA tests than are helped by it. PSA,...

Curcumin is a potent tool in the war against prostate cancer and dementia

2/27/2012 - Curcumin, the active anti-inflammatory compound found in the Indian spice tumeric, has gained an impressive reputation in the fight against many deadly forms of cancer. New evidence released in the journal Cancer Research finds that the natural phenol can slow prostate tumor growth by blocking receptors...

Walnuts help protect against prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and CHD, but the FDA does not want you to know

2/13/2012 - Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, natural, whole foods are packed with synergistic nutrients that work together in unity to provide a plethora of health benefits without causing negative side effects -- and walnuts are no exception! A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that...

Prostate cancer risk linked to a diet high in red and processed meats

1/3/2012 - Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and second most common cause of cancer related death in men in the United States. Nearly one in five men will develop the disease during their lifetime. New research demonstrates that increased consumption of ground beef or processed meat is positively...

Prostate cancer treatments spur cancer to grow

11/9/2011 - When men with advanced prostate cancer are treated with hormone therapy, the cancer usually stops growing for a year, maybe two. But then the disease often begins to grow again, and mainstream doctors have few if any options left to try to help. So why did the hormone treatment work for a while and...

Recover from prostate cancer by changing your diet

8/18/2011 - Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men in the United States over the age 50. According to the American Cancer Society, 32,050 men in the United States die from the disease each year. But, prostate cancer doesn`t have to be fatal. More and more people are turning to dietary and...

Coffee may reduce prostate cancer risk (Opinion)

5/21/2011 - Men who have a love affair with coffee, but feel guilty about overindulging in it, may have cause to celebrate today. A recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, found that men who consumed the most coffee had the lowest risk of developing prostate cancer, particularly the most...

Coffee slashes risk of the most lethal type of prostate cancer

5/18/2011 - Imagine this scenario: drug company researchers make an amazing discovery. It's a remarkable therapy that's easy to take, has few serious side effects and reduces the risk of a man developing any kind of prostate cancer. Most importantly, it dramatically lowers the odds a man will ever have the most...

Seventy-five percent of prostate cancer cases treated with aggressive drugs and surgery -- even when it's useless to do so

4/9/2011 - More than 75 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are treated aggressively, even though most prostate cancers are slow-growing and will never pose a risk to a man's life, according to a study conducted by researchers from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical...

Prostate cancer screening has zero benefit, concludes 20-year study

4/4/2011 - Don't let anyone from the cancer industry lie to you about PSA screening: The test is completely bogus and offers zero improvement in your lifespan. That's the conclusion from a 20-year study that followed over 9,000 men. After 20 years of follow-up, guess what the results were? No significant difference...

Prostate Cancer - Discover five scientifically proven tips and prevent it naturally

1/17/2011 - One out of six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. High grade prostate cancer is dangerous and can kill. In the United States, more than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed every year - leading to 31,000 deaths. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to prevent prostate cancer...

Fight prostate cancer with pomegranates

12/14/2010 - Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, have identified yet another medicinal use for the pomegranate. According to Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology and author of the recent study, certain pomegranate compounds work to fight prostate cancer cells and prevent them...

97 percent of men survive prostate cancer even without treatment

10/21/2010 - If none of the men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer were ever treated, 97 percent of them would still survive the disease, according to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Most prostate cancers grow so slowly that researchers...

All conventional prostate cancer treatments harm quality of life

10/2/2010 - All major prostate cancer therapies reduce men's quality of life through increased urinary incontinence and hampered sexual function, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and published in the Journal of Urology. Researchers followed 1,269 men who had been...

Conventional prostate cancer treatments increase risk of blood clots by 250 percent

7/7/2010 - A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology has found that men with prostate cancer are twice as likely as healthy men to suffer a blood clot, and those with the disease who undergo certain conventional treatments are at an even greater risk. The study involved 76,000 Swedish men who were evaluated...

Scientists discover how red wine and green tea polyphenols stop prostate cancer

6/24/2010 - A major new discovery just reported in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal could be a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer. Not only have the phytonutrients in red wine and green tea been found to halt prostate cancer growth, a team of French and...

Prostate cancer screenings have huge rate of false positives

5/18/2010 - One in eight men screened for prostate cancer will be falsely diagnosed with the disease, according to a study reported in the British Journal of Cancer. Routing screening for levels of the prostate specific antigen (PSA), a marker of prostate inflammation and a presumed prostate cancer risk factor,...

Drinking coffee may lower the risk of severe form of prostate cancer

5/8/2010 - Men who drink coffee regularly may reduce their risk of the most dangerous form of prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and presented at a Houston conference of the American Association for Cancer Research. Prostate cancer kills more than 27,000...

Scientists find walnuts fight prostate cancer

4/15/2010 - Walnuts are a rich plant source of omega-3s, the fatty acids also found in cold water fish like salmon. Omega-3s are known to lower the risk of a host of health problems from depression to heart disease. Walnuts are also loaded with gamma tocopherol (a form of vitamin E), phytochemicals known as polyphenols,...

Prostate cancer drug boosts heart disease risk

4/6/2010 - A common prostate cancer treatment may significantly increase men's risk of heart problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London and presented at a joint meeting of the European Cancer Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology in Berlin. "What...

Prostate cancer therapy can increase risk of heart disease and death

3/4/2010 - A new report published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, and in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, reveals that androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT), a type of prostate cancer treatment, can increase heart risk factors and possibly lead to heart...

Prostate Cancer Screening: 50 Percent False Positives

2/15/2010 - As many as 50 percent of all prostate cancer diagnoses may be cases of over-diagnosis, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Over-diagnosis refers to the detection of a cancer that, if left untreated, would never have any negative effects on a person's life. This happens...

Green Tea Extracts Halt Growth of Prostate Cancer Tumors

2/5/2010 - An extract made from one of the main antioxidants found in green tea may be able to slow the progression of prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Louisiana state University and published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Researchers...

Risk of suicide and heart attacks goes up when men are told they have prostate cancer

12/29/2009 - Imagine you are a man who has just been told you have a disease that might kill you -- prostate cancer. And the treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or hormones that could rob you of your virility, wreck your sex life and even interfere with your ability to urinate. Sound depressing...

Cancer researchers announce breakthroughs in natural prostate cancer prevention and treatment

12/15/2009 - Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. So when its members (comprised of cancer researchers, oncologists and other health care professionals) meet for a national conference, research...

Scientists Find Prostate Cancer Biopsies Often Not Needed

11/23/2009 - This may well be remembered as the year medical "facts" about prostate cancer were shown to be riddled with wrong assumptions and downright myths. As readers of NaturalNews know, for example, recent studies have shown little if any benefit to regular prostate cancer screening tests (http://www.naturalnews.com/026787_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html)...

Vitamin D Emerges as Treatment for Prostate Cancer - Cuts PSA Levels by Half

11/19/2009 - Treatment with vitamin D supplements may slow the progress of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal BJU International. In the United States, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, after lung cancer. Approximately 240,000 new cases are diagnosed...

Men can slash risk of highly lethal prostate cancer naturally

11/18/2009 - As NaturalNews previously reported, low level prostate cancer is often over-diagnosed, over-treated and non-lethal (http://www.naturalnews.com/027193_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html). However, there's no denying that high-grade prostate cancer, although relatively rare, is dangerous and can kill....

Reconsider screenings for breast and prostate cancer, experts say

11/11/2009 - According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, affecting over 200,000 women in the U.S. each year and killing more than 40,000. For American men, cancer of the prostate is the type of malignancy that strikes with the greatest frequency. The ACS says...

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases risk of fatal heart problems

10/23/2009 - According to the National Institutes of Health, "The appropriate treatment for prostate cancer is not clear." However, men who have prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate gland or who have had a recurrence of their disease are routinely subjected to a specific treatment anyway -- hormone...

Prostate cancer myth busted: No XMRV virus found in patients

10/19/2009 - Everywhere you turn these days, drug companies are attempting to associate diseases with viruses as a preamble for a future vaccine push. For the last few years, Pharma-friendly researchers have been claiming prostate cancer might be caused by Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus (XMLV) because they've...

Men not being informed about low benefits and high risks of PSA prostate cancer screening

10/15/2009 - Regular readers of NaturalNews know that recent studies have found little if any benefit to prostate cancer screening tests (http://www.naturalnews.com/026787_cancer_Prostate_prostate_cancer.html). What's more, although about one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime, only...

Over A Million Men Overdiagnosed for Prostate Cancer, Treated Unnecessarily

10/8/2009 - Since the prostate antigen screening test (PSA) began being widely used about 23 years ago, doctors have lauded its ability to detect prostate cancer at a very early stage. In fact, PSA testing has resulted in over a million additional men being diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. The problem...

Prostate Cancer Testing Doesn't Help, It Harms Men

8/6/2009 - If you are a man, you've probably had the fear of prostate cancer drilled into you -- along with the idea that it is critical to your health, and probably your life, to have regular prostate cancer screenings. But two just released large randomized trials indicate that if there is any benefit to screening,...

Omega-3s From Fish Oil Protect Against Prostate Cancer

8/2/2009 - A higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect men from prostate cancer even if they have a genetic predisposition to the disease, researchers have found. "We detected strong protective associations between increasing intake of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and more advanced...

Prostate Cancer Screenings Essentially Useless

6/19/2009 - Regular prostate cancer screening has no effect on the risk of death from the disease, according to a large-scale, long-term study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. "There was little or no scientific evidence that...

PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer a Waste of Over-Diagnosis

5/18/2009 - A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute adds more evidence to the increasingly prevalent belief that regular prostate screenings may lead to more harm than good for older men. Under current recommendations, most men over the age of 50 are advised to regularly undergo a screening...

Pomegranate Juice Fights Prostate Cancer when Medical Therapy Fails

5/4/2009 - There's new hope for men with prostate cancer when their disease doesn't respond adequately to standard medical care. According to the results of a long-term study presented this week at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) held in Linthicum, Maryland, pomegranate...

Omega-3s - Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oil and Prostate Cancer - What do the Experts Say?

4/20/2009 - Just how good are fish oils, flaxseed oils and other omega-3s at preventing prostate cancer? According to the experts quoted below, they may represent some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients available today! Read this large collection of quotes on omega-3 oils and prostate cancer, and you'll...

Hot Peppers Make Prostate Cancer Cells Die and Taste Buds Come to Life

4/19/2009 - Hot peppers are great for spicing up food. They may be even better for keeping the human body feeling in the spice of life. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot peppers and the one that turns up the heat. It is a compound useful in nature for preventing pepper plants from being eaten by insects...

Study Finds Many Men with Prostate Cancer may be Fine without Treatment

3/16/2009 - Controversial radio personality Don Imus just announced he has prostate cancer. He's certainly not alone. In fact prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancers, in American men. About 186,320 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed last year, according to the American Cancer...

For Seventy-Five and Older: Prostate Cancer Test May Be a Waste

2/27/2009 - Research set for publication in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of Urology (Volume 181, Issue 4), conducted by researchers from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health) and the Department of Urology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

Drug Industry Pushing New Treatment for Prostate Cancer While Ignoring Far Safer and Less Costly Pomegranate Seeds

2/25/2009 - The drug industry is pushing a new "treatment" for prostate cancer, which they claim is the first drug that's ever been proven to reduce the risk of the disease. The drug, called finasteride, costs over $1,000 per year, and it should be used by lots of men to chemically "prevent" prostate cancer, says...

Prevent Prostate Cancer Naturally with the Mediterranean Diet

2/18/2009 - According to the American Cancer Society, close to 190,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the United States yearly. Approximately one man in six will be found to have the disease during his life and about one out of 35 will die from prostate cancer. In fact, prostate cancer is one of...

Eating Meat Boosts Risk of Prostate Cancer by 40 Percent

2/6/2009 - Eating a diet higher in meat and dairy products may significantly boost a man's risk of prostate cancer, researchers have discovered. "There is a need to identify risk factors for prostate cancer, especially those which can be targeted by therapy and/or lifestyle changes," said lead researcher Andrew...

Conventional Prostate Cancer Treatment Contributes to Cognitive Decline

1/8/2009 - Through many cancer regiments, the results of the treatments leave the patients with debilitating and most of time deadly side effects such as hair loss, vomiting, weight loss, edema, immune dysfunction, etc. For prostate cancer, another consequence of the treatment can be added to the list: the degeneration...

Statins Raise Prostate Cancer Risk of Obese Men

1/3/2009 - A study conducted earlier this year at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in Seattle found that the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, especially when used long-term, seems to raise the risk of prostate cancer among obese men. Background Statin drugs inhibits the enzyme which controls...

New Study Shows Natural Treatment Effective for Advanced Prostate Cancer

12/24/2008 - Could a natural substance effectively treat advanced prostate cancer? And could clinical trials of that potential cure be thwarted because drug companies know they can't make money out of a treatment that can't be patented? The answer to both those questions is "yes". A study just published in the...

Overweight Prostate Cancer Sufferers More Likely to Die of the Disease

12/9/2008 - A study published in November's The Lancet Oncology has revealed that overweight and obese men who were later diagnosed with prostate cancer are a lot more likely to die from the disease as compared to men with healthy weight. In addition, it also found that men with higher blood concentrations of C-peptide,...

Prostate Diagnosis and Treatment Lags, but Research on Lifestyle Yields Clues

11/4/2008 - More than 27,000 men will die from prostate cancer this year, yet remarkably little progress has been made in our knowledge of the biochemistry of the prostate over the past decade. We still don't even know for sure which hormones are high or low in men who get prostate cancer -- a pivotal point of...

Spinning the Truth About the Halted NCI Prostate Cancer Study

10/30/2008 - The National Cancer Institute has announced a halt to its $114 million study of whether vitamin E and selenium can prevent prostate cancer, saying that they cannot and that they might even cause slightly elevated risks for more prostate cancer and diabetes. However, upon further examination it becomes...

Large Study Shows Agent Orange Exposure Doubles Prostate Cancer Risk

6/19/2008 - A blend of two synthetic compounds known to be contaminated with dioxin, Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War to defoliate trees to supposedly reveal Viet Cong hiding places. It also polluted the land as well as the bodies of both Vietnamese and American soldiers. In fact, thousands of Viet...

Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Causes Cancer to Spread Throughout Body

3/4/2008 - Androgen deprivation therapy, commonly used in the treatment of prostate cancer, may actually make cancer more likely to spread to other parts of the body, according to a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in the journal Cancer Research. Because prostate...

Prevent Prostate Cancer by Eating More Vegetables, Less Meat

2/25/2008 - Prostate cancer is a serious health problem affecting a high percentage of men in industrialized western societies. The risk factors for prostate cancer mortality have already been identified and published (Grant, 2002, in Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine). According to this author,...

Cancer is not a Disease - It's a Survival Mechanism (Book Excerpt)

2/1/2008 - What you are about to read may rock or even dismantle the very foundation of your beliefs about your body, health and healing. The title, Cancer Is Not a Disease, may be unsettling for many, provocative to some, but encouraging for all. This book will serve as a life-altering revelation for those who...

Pomegranate Extracts Found to Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth

1/14/2008 - A type of antioxidant found in pomegranates may account for the fruit's benefit to prostate health, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Researchers found that antioxidants...

Herbal Tonic Recipe for Prostate Cancer and Prevention

11/26/2007 - Nearly a quarter-million American men each year are diagnosed with prostate cancer and many more are diagnosed with BPH or Prostatitis; an inflammation of the prostate. Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) used to be diseases of old age and was usually diagnosed around the age of 80....

Asian men show higher prostate cancer survival than white men

10/26/2007 - Asian men may have a higher chance of surviving prostate cancer than white men, even though they appear on the surface to be at greater risk, according to a study conducted by the California Cancer Registry and published online in the journal Cancer. Dr. Anthony S. Robbins and colleagues examined...

Soy food may lower certain type of prostate cancer risk

5/12/2007 - A Japanese study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found a correlation between increased intake of soy isoflavones and decreased risk of localized prostate cancer. The same study found, however, that a high intake of these compounds correlated with more severe cases of advanced...

For prostate cancer, doing nothing is often just as good as seeking immediate treatment

3/12/2007 - In many lower-risk cases of prostate cancer, men actually may place their health at greater risk by treating the cancer than by waiting and monitoring it, according to many doctors. But a new study by Dr. Daniel Barocas, chief resident in your Rolla G. at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell...

Study shows consuming broccoli and tomatoes together more effective in fighting prostate cancer than eating either alone

1/17/2007 - A recent University of Illinois study found that eating broccoli and tomato daily – both foods that already hold cancer-fighting properties – act as an effective one-two punch to fight prostate cancer in men. "When tomatoes and broccoli are eaten together, we see an additive effect. We think it's...

Study: Being overweight can increase risk of death from existing prostate cancer condition

1/17/2007 - According to a study by National Cancer Institute researchers, patients with prostate cancer have a greater chance of dying from the disease if they are overweight or obese. Lead study author and research fellow with the Cancer Epidemiology division of the NCI, Margaret E. Wright, pointed out that...

Hair loss drug may cause prostate cancer to go undetected

12/14/2006 - Merck's popular hair loss drug Propecia may alter the results of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) prostate cancer screening test, which could prevent detection of the disease, according to a new study appearing in the Dec. 5 online edition of the journal Lancet Oncology. The active ingredient...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease (press release)

11/7/2006 - A treatment mainstay for prostate cancer puts men at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a large observational study published in the Sept. 20 Journal of Clinical Oncology. “Men with prostate cancer have high five-year survival rates, but they also have higher rates...

Fatty fish consumption slashes risk of prostate cancer by 43 percent

11/7/2006 - Men who eat just one serving of salmon per week reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer by 43 percent, compared to men who do not consume fish, according to new research published in the online edition of the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm...

U-M study finds some prostate cancer patients potentially overtreated (press release)

10/10/2006 - More than half of men with lower-risk prostate cancer received surgery or radiation treatment when a wait-and-see approach of no therapy and active surveillance would have been a reasonable option, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. For men with...

UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate (press release)

9/29/2006 - UCLA researchers found that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids and decrease the amount of omega-6 fatty acids may reduce prostate cancer tumor growth rates and PSA levels. Published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer...

Birch Bark Compound May Be Potent Prostate Cancer Fighter (press release)

9/26/2006 - A compound found in the bark of the white birch tree -- betulonic acid, a derivative of betulinol -- may finally have been rendered a water-soluble, bio-available drug, and is already showing the potential to be a possible agent against prostate cancer -- in cell culture and in an animal model. Researchers...

Prostate cancer drugs cause heart disease, diabetes

9/19/2006 - New research appearing in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that drugs frequently used to treat prostate cancer may significantly increase the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Researchers from Harvard Medical School examined data collected on more than...

Pomegranate Juice Helps Keep PSA Levels Stable in Men With Prostate Cancer, UCLA Study Finds (press release)

9/5/2006 - Drinking an eight-ounce glass of pomegranate juice daily increased by nearly four times the period during which PSA levels in men treated for prostate cancer remained stable, a three-year UCLA study has found. The study involved 50 men who had undergone surgery or radiation but quickly experienced...

Obesity in prostate cancer patients predicts cancer recurrence and progression (press release)

8/29/2006 - Obesity in a patient is an independent predictor of whether localized prostate cancer will progress following radiotherapy treatment, say researchers at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. In a study reported in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal...

Curry and cauliflower could halt prostate cancer (press release)

8/28/2006 - Rutgers researchers have found that the curry spice turmeric holds real potential for the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with certain vegetables. The scientists tested turmeric, also known...

New EPCA-2 prostate cancer test far more accurate than discredited PSA test

8/24/2006 - The prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is the primary method of determining whether a male patient has prostate cancer or not, but it can generate false positives -- elevated levels of PSA without any cancerous cells -- so Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed a test that may be more...

Study Questions Choice of Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (press release)

8/24/2006 - Androgen deprivation therapy, an effective but costly and potentially toxic treatment, is often used to treat advanced prostate cancer. But a new study suggests that a patient's choice of physician, rather than the stage of his cancer, may determine whether or not he gets the treatment. Researchers...

Folate may alter risk of prostate cancer progression (press release)

8/18/2006 - Folate in the diet does not appear to lower the risk of developing prostate cancer, but does seem to influence disease severity somewhat, according to findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Folate has important effects on DNA and it is also inversely associated with the risk...

Common prostate cancer treatments no better than doing nothing, research reveals

8/16/2006 - According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan, many prostate cancer patients may be opting for over-aggressive surgery and radiation treatments when milder therapies may be more effective. The researchers examined more than 64,000 medical records for men with early-stage prostate...

Pepper Component Hot Enough to Trigger Suicide in Prostate Cancer Cells (press release)

8/14/2006 - Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research. According to a team of researchers from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer...

Prostate cancer tumors slowed by altering ratio of fatty acids in diet

8/11/2006 - A new study in the August issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research has found that consuming a more balanced ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids may reduce the growth of prostate cancer tumors, as well as lower prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. UCLA researchers studied mice...

Omega-3 fatty acids slow prostate cancer growth

8/2/2006 - An animal study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Medicine found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids while reducing omega-6 fatty acids in the diet could slow the progression of prostate cancer. "Our study showed that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to...

Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men (press release)

7/21/2006 - Recent studies suggest that testing blood for prostate specific antigen (PSA) alone does not produce an ideal predictor of prostate cancer, and emerging data suggest this is especially true for obese men. A recent study by Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers shows that a...

Early estrogen exposure leads to later prostate cancer risk (press release)

7/12/2006 - A study in the June 1 issue of Cancer Research presents the first evidence that exposure to low doses of environmental estrogens during development of the prostate gland in the male fetus may result in a predisposition to prostate cancer later in life. The...

Men make prostate cancer treatment decisions based on fear and false beliefs

7/12/2006 - New research in the August 1 issue of Cancer reveals that men diagnosed with prostate cancer tend to rush into their decision on treatment, as well as make those decisions based on inaccurate beliefs about the disease. Conventional medicine generally offers four treatment options for prostate cancer...

Plastics chemical bisphenol A found to promote prostate cancer in animal studies

7/6/2006 - According to a 2006 University of Illinois study, a synthetic molecule found in plastics known as bisphenol A (BPA), can react with a natural human estrogen while males are in the womb, and lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer later in life. Laboratory rats were dosed with levels of BPA experienced...

Selenium-protein deficiency raises prostate cancer risk (press release)

6/30/2006 - Selenium, an essential dietary mineral that can act as an antioxidant when incorporated into proteins, has been shown in many studies to reduce the incidence of cancers -- notably lung, colorectal and prostate. "The problem is, nobody seems to know how the mechanism works, and that's not trivial,"...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

DHEA as cancer fighter

8/2/2005 - DHEA's ability to increase libido, burn fat and slow the aging process may be reason enough to consider taking the supplement. But in addition to those, DHEA could also help you prevent and fight cancer. New research on DHEA is giving hope to many cancer patients. While studies are still navigating...

Sunlight emerging as proven treatment for breast cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers

7/11/2005 - Taking a daily 10 to 15 minute walk in the sun not only clears your head, relieves stress and increases circulation – it could also cut your risk of breast cancer in half. At least that's what Esther John, an epidemiologist at the Northern California Cancer Center, recommends. And there's plenty of...

Organized medicine remains ignorant of causes, treatments for prostate cancer

4/23/2005 - A new study published in the journal Cancer reveals that men who are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer are often underdiagnosed for their risk of osteoporosis. What's most amazing about this study, however, is how researchers have missed the big picture that both prostate cancer and osteoporosis...

Broccoli and tomatoes prevent prostate cancer better than leading prescription drugs, research shows

7/17/2004 - Want to know how to beat prostate cancer? Your physician will probably tell you to take prescription drugs. That's the no-brainer answer from a professional who has been all but brainwashed by the pharmaceutical industry. But the real answer is far simpler and a lot less expensive: eat large quantities...

Hair loss and prostate cancer are both prevented by miracle molecule found in soy milk, says new research

5/20/2004 8:20:26 AM - A study published in the journal Biology of Reproduction reveals that both prostate cancer and hair loss in men can be prevented by consuming soy products. The reason? The consumption of soy products results in the creation of a unique molecule in the intestines called equol. This equol blocks...

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