All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prostate cancer’

Vitamin D Supplements May Prevent Prostate Cancer

A new study has revealed a link between vitamin D deficiency and the development of prostate cancer. Adam B. Murphy, of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, explained that there has been a marker discovered that cold lead to aggressive prostate tumors. “Vitamin D deficiency could be a biomarker of advanced prostate tumor progression in large segments of the general …

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Joe McGinniss: Author of ‘Fatal Vision’ Passes Away at 71

Author Joe McGinniss passed away Monday afternoon after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. His attorney Dennis Holahan confirmed that he died while being treated atĀ UMassĀ Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was 71 years old. McGinniss has written 12 books in all, mostly well-known for their politically-related storytelling. One of those books is based on the 1968 campaign and …

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Prostate Cancer Blood Testing: Breakthrough Or Hoax?

Prostate cancer is deadly to many men and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Close to 250,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year. One of the scariest aspects of prostate cancer is that there are often no early warning signs. A man could be walking around with the condition growing worse by the day, having …

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Tracey Ullman Loses Husband to Cancer

Comedian Tracey Ullman has lost her husband Allan McKeown to prostate cancer. McKeown died at the family’s home in L.A. on Christmas Eve. He battled the disease for several years. The couple was just days shy of celebrating thirty years of marriage. McKeown was a hairdresser in the U.K. before moving to the U.S. His famous clients included The Beatles, …

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Prostate Cancer Treatment – New Analysis

Prostate cancer is a common male cancer and although it is usually slow growing, aggressive forms have also been found. Because prostate cancer affects so many men and causes such devastation, there are always new drugs and treatments being studied in hopes of finding a cure. One of the most common types of treatment given to men who have been …

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Billy Connolly Treated for Cancer, Parkinson’s

Reuters reports that comedian Billy Connolly has endured an operation to handle an early case of prostate cancer, and was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The operation to remove the cancer was successful, but Parkinson’s is an incurable degenerative disease, and Connolly is reported to be receiving appropriate treatment. The actor, 70, will be taking some time in the United …

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Fish Oil May Increase Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Millions of Americans take a fish oil supplement daily in an attempt to avoid heart disease and other ailments, but doing so may have a major negative side-effect for men. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that having high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their system may create a higher risk of prostate …

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Prostate Cancer Patients Upset Over Shortened Penises

According to a new study from researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), a small percentage of men treated for prostate cancer complained that their penis seemed shorter after treatment. Some of the men even complained that the predicament interfered with their intimate relationships and regretted their treatment option. The complaints were more common in men treated with radical …

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New Research Aims To Make Cancer Drugs With 3D Printers

Over the last year, 3D printers have inspired a lot of futuristic ideas. One of the more lofty ideas was the creation of medicine via 3D printing. At the time, it was only a theory, but a group of researchers think they have exactly what it takes to begin crafting drugs with a 3D printer. Thanks to a grant from …

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Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome

A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together as metabolic syndrome and are known collectively to increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The study, published this …

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Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, was published this week in the journal Lancet Oncology. The new test studies genetic patterns in blood cells, which can …

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Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on men each year. According to a Bloomberg report, a study, published in the Journal of Urology, used biopsies from 498 …

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