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New Prostate Cancer Agent Improves Survival by Nearly 5 Months!

Excellent news for prostate cancer patients whose cancer has progressed after hormonal treatment and chemotherapy!   An experimental oral agent, MDV3100 (Medivation) was found to improve survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer by 4.8 months The new agent, called MDV3100, is … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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New Prostate Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Good news for patients with metastatic prostate cancer.  The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has approved Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga (abiraterone) in combination with prednisone to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who have received prior chemotherapy.  Abiraterone … Continue reading

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What should you do if you have Prostate Cancer?

You should check whether you are overweight or obese*.  If you have prostate cancer and are overweight, you should try to lower your weight immediately.   A new study presented at the American Urological Association inWashington,DCfound that overweight and obese prostate … Continue reading

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United States Was Ranked Seventh in Global Cancer Rates

According to the data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the United States has the seventh highest cancer rate in the world, according to new data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).  Of the … Continue reading

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Male Pattern Baldness – An Early Sign for Prostate Cancer?

Androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness, is a common disorder affecting almost 50% of men throughout their lifetime.   Androgenic alopecia is caused by a genetic sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens, which causes the hair follicles to shrink. … Continue reading

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Finger Length Can Tell Whether You Are at Risk of Prostate Cancer?

Some people say Chinese palm reading is superstitious.  I disagree.  In Western Medicine, scientists also use retrospective studies to  identify individuals at risk of developing certain diseases (such as lung cancer).  In the latest issue of British Journal of Cancer, investigators analyzed … Continue reading

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Use of Aspirin was Found to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

Recent interest in the role of inflammation has sparked many studies to evaluate whether aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can prevent cancers. In a case-control study designed to investigate the relation between pain relievers and prostate cancer risk, investigators … Continue reading

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Aspirin Can Prevent From Several Common Cancers

If you are taking aspirin to prevent heart attack, you should be glad to know that you might also be protected from a variety of cancers.   According to a new study published in Lancet, taking aspirin over a long period … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer – Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Diagnosis and Latest Treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in men in the U.S., with 179,000 new cases diagnosed in 2002 and 31,500 deaths are reported relating to this disease.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that one in six … Continue reading

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