prostate cancer

  1. Can you SKIP that prostate biopsy? (You might be surprised…)

    Can you SKIP that prostate biopsy? (You might be surprised…)

    It’s not just one of the most uncomfortable tests a guy can get.

    It’s also dangerous… and often completely unnecessary.

    Now, the latest research finds that many men may be able to completely avoid the dreaded prostate biopsy.

    No stress. No needle. No risk.

    And most importantly, NO CANCER!

    An MRI test can often do more to sort out who’s at risk than a biopsy ever will, and that could mean that many men will never need the needles… and never have to live through the anguish of a false cancer diagnosis.

    If you’re at risk… if your doc is about to send you out for a biopsy… this new study could be just the news you’ve been waiting for.

    The research focuses specifically on men with very high PSA scores who would normally be sent out for biopsies pretty much automatically.

    But in this study, some of the men were sent off for an MRI first, which in many cases ruled out cancer.

    More than 1 in 4 men were completely cleared. They DIDN’T need the biopsy.

    It’s not a foolproof system, and clearly some men will need biopsies anyway.

    But cutting down by even this amount would be a major victory, because biopsies themselves aren’t harmless procedures.

    In one study, 94 percent of men called them “painful,” which is no surprise given that a needle goes in you-know-where and then has to poke a few holes to pull out some samples. (Don’t do a Google search for picture of that needle — you don’t even want to know what it looks like.)

    That pain lasts for days, sometimes weeks — and that’s not the worst of it.

    Because of where it’s going, inside a part of the body that’s not exactly known for being clean, there’s a risk of moving bacteria around, sending it into places that it shouldn’t go and causing an infection.

    Some men end up hospitalized after their biopsies because of these infections.

    Fewer biopsies, with those remaining concentrated on those who need it most, will cut down on both the pain and infection risk.

    But this new approach also means something else.

    The researchers say that it can also help cut down on detecting — and treating — harmless cancers, as it’s better at sorting out the rarer high-risk cancers that may really need treatment.

    While some docs have already been using MRIs for prostate cancer and other forms of the disease, it might be some time before the practice becomes standard.

    For now, that means that you may have to take action on your own: If you’re at risk for cancer or have a warning sign that a doc wants to check out, ask if an MRI might be a better option for you.

  2. Prostate cancer risk drops on Mediterranean diet

    Beat the DEADLIEST form of prostate cancer

    Gents, I'm going to play travel agent today and send you on the cruise of a lifetime to help you beat one of today's top killers.

    This little trip will not only slash your risk of prostate cancer... but also make sure you avoid the absolute deadliest form of the disease.

    Our cruise today is through the balmy Mediterranean -- and don't worry if your passport's not up to date.

    Although it's certainly a lovely destination, you don't have to actually visit the region to get the benefits.

    But you DO have to bring a piece of the Mediterranean home to you -- specifically the scientifically proven and biblically based Mediterranean diet.

    Turn your dinner plate into a delicious port-of-call every night, and you can cut your risk of the most aggressive prostate tumors.

    In the new study, researchers examined the diets of nearly 2,000 men, including 733 who had prostate cancer.

    Some followed the typical Western diet that's high in saturated fats, dairy, and processed foods.

    Some stuck to what's known as the prudent diet, a more careful mix of foods that many people assume are healthy including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, juices, and low-fat dairy. (Spoiler alert: It's not nearly as healthy as the mainstream thinks.)

    And some followed the tried-and-true Mediterranean diet.

    At first, the researchers didn't see much of a difference at all, because many people don't follow a single diet all the time.

    They mix and match.

    Once the researchers sorted the "mixers" from the "matchers" and focused on folks who REALLY stick to a consistent diet, the differences became as clear as the Mediterranean sun.

    Men who stuck closest to the Mediterranean diet had a much lower risk of developing dangerous high-grade tumors when compared to all of the other folks, no matter which other diet patterns they followed.

    This isn't just good news for men all over the world.

    It's an incredible breakthrough, since the mainstream is still stumped by prostate cancer.

    Most of the tumors they find and treat are harmless. Meanwhile, they've made almost no progress in the battle against the dangerous tumors that really can hurt you.

    This diet could be the difference, and all you have to do is limit or give up dairy, restrict saturated fats, and reduce your intake of red meat and carbs (especially processed foods).

    Instead, turn to healthy fats from fish and poultry, and enjoy all of the fresh produce you can eat.

    Follow it closely, and you won't just cut your risk of a killer cancer.

    You can slash your risk of heart disease and stroke, too.

  3. Prostate cancer recurrence linked to dairy

    This common breakfast item can turn prostate cancer deadly Guys, it's time to wipe away that milk mustache. Despite the feel-good ad campaigns, it DOESN'T do a body good -- and it's especially dangerous to one part of your body in particular. It's a part that's very near and dear to you. Yes, it's "down there" -- specifically, your prostate...
  4. Prostate cancer treatment often unnecessary

    Is your doc trying to profit off your cancer? Guys, you know the good news about prostate cancer. If you have it, odds are it doesn't need treatment. Ready for the bad news? Odds are, your doctor might try to treat it anyway! Despite the growing wisdom -- even in conventional medicine -- that prostate tumors can often be tackled...
  5. Block prostate cancer with these nutrients

    Live FEARLESSLY in the face of prostate cancer You know prostate cancer often doesn't need treatment. But that sure as heck doesn't make it easier to handle when you've been told you have a tumor. Even if you know you don't need surgery, radiation, or drugs... even if your doctor promises to keep tabs on it to ensure it never...
  6. Prostate cancer family risk doesn’t mean surgery

    What every prostate patient needs to know You can only do so much, right? You do what you can to cut your risk of prostate cancer, but sometimes it doesn't matter much. If your father or brother has had the disease, you're at risk, too. Time to panic? Not yet, my friend, because even if you've lost the genetic lottery...
  7. Prostate cancer options worse for anxious men

    Don’t lose your nerve when it comes to your prostate Guys, when it comes to prostate cancer, there's one thing you really need to watch out for. And it's NOT the disease itself! Turns out your own anxiety could hurt you more than the cancer ever will, as new research reveals how too much angst over the disease could lead...
  8. Prostate cancer linked to alcohol

    Prostate cancer has been linked yet again to booze, with the latest research showing that as little as one drink a day can increase the risk of this deadly disease.
  9. Prostate cancer may not need treatment

    Prostate cancer may not always need treatment, as new research confirms that early-stage tumors rarely pose a threat.
  10. Prostate cancer linked to waist size

    Your prostate cancer risk may be directly linked to your belly – and the bigger your gut, the bigger your risk of the most aggressive form of the disease.
  11. Prostate cancer worsened by saturated fats

    Prostate cancer is usually harmless, but a diet rich in saturated fats can cause it to turn aggressive in a hurry.
  12. Prostate cancer patients do better on watchful waiting

    Prostate cancer doesn’t always need treatment. New research shows men with low-risk tumors have a better quality of life when they choose active surveillance.
  13. Vitamin D can help you beat cancer

    Vitamin D can help you fight cancer and win, especially if you have high levels of it before you're diagnosed, new research finds.
  14. Low melatonin increases prostate risk

    Low levels of the "sleep hormone" melatonin can increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer, according to new research.
  15. Fish oil and prostate cancer risk

    There's a study that claims fish oil can cause prostate cancer -- except the study didn't even use fish oil. Get the truth here.
  16. Watchful waiting for prostate cancer

    Less is more when it comes to prostate cancer -- and new research shows that men who take a hands-off approach to the disease have better outcomes.
  17. Getting fit slashes risk of cancer and heart disease

    A new study finds that keeping fit can dramatically slash your risk for lung and colon cancer as well as heart disease.
  18. Sleep disorder boosts prostate risk

    Poor sleep habits increase the risk of prostate cancer, including potentially deadly advanced tumors.
  19. Selenium benefits can stop prostate cancer

    Selenium not only protects against prostate cancer, it can also slash your risk of the most aggressive and potentially deadliest tumors of all.
  20. Slash prostate risk by getting healthy and active

    Active men are less likely to have prostate tumors and less likely to have more aggressive cancers when they do get tumors.

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