Tag: prostate cancer

A new non invasive approach to prostate cancer may be a safer and less invasive treatment for the condition.

A new noninvasive approach to prostate cancer may be a safer and less invasive treatment for the condition. Prostate cancer is a common concern in men over 60.  It is estimated that 11 percent of men (1 in 9) will be diagnosed with the disease but only 3% (1 in 39) die from the disease. The risk is low although the risk of the disease increases as men age.  According to the site WebMD, about 80% of men over the age of 80 have cancer cells in their prostate, although few actually die from a proliferation of the disease. Traditionally, Read More »

Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

Five ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer frequency in men is relatively low, however, if you do the right things for yourself, you are less likely do develop prostate cancer. Mens health looked at different studies and data regarding the condition and found that science supported lifestyle changes are helpful in reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer. Check out the article below 5 Ways to Protect Your Prostate Sex really is a science-tested healthy prostate strategy. Plus four other simple ways to keep prostate cancer away. BY JIM THORNTON JAN 14, 2019 When it comes Read More »

Prostate cancer and the PSA test; why are they still screening and treating this “what if” disease?

Prostate cancer and the PSA test; why are they still screening and treating this “what if” disease? A few years ago, doctors were being told that the PSA test for prostate cancer was highly inaccurate, especially in older men was usually unnecessary.  Treatment led to incontinence and sexual dysfunction when treated with radiation and surgery.  The worst part of this is that researchers have known for years that these tumors are usually slow-growing and are unlikely to be what is the cause of death in an older man. Unfortunately, we have conditioned the public to make irrational decisions when we use Read More »

Reduce your risk of prostate cancer by using this.

Reduce your risk of prostate cancer by using this. Prostate cancer fears have been overblown, but for some men, the risk can be life threatening.  Unfortunately, we as patients are never given enough information to understand when we require a medical intervention or if we are just seeing a sign of aging.   The PSA test is highly unreliable and in older men where prostate growths are common, many men have been made incontinent after having surgeries or other interventions to cure the “what if” disease. In rare occasions, the “what if” disease is real, and we may require medical intervention. Read More »

If you have prostate cancer or was told you had a high PSA, you may want to read this.

If you have prostate cancer or was told you had a high PSA, you may want to read this. Years ago my dad had radiation for prostate cancer. They never told him that 20 years later, he would lose control of his bowels. Others lose the ability to have sex or are incontinent. Most of the data now suggests especially in older men, the PSA is useless, yet doctors continue to have many men worry about prostate cancer as something that can be life threatening. Here is a point of view you may not have heard, from someone who was Read More »