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Prostate cancer: Investigating the impact of diet

Prostate cancer: Investigating the impact of diet

A recent review searches for links between dietary choices and prostate cancer. The authors conclude that there may be an association between plant based diets and a decreased risk of prostate cancer, as well as a link between dairy intake and increased risk. Share on PinterestThe relationship between diet and disease will not give up […]

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New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. A new blood test could help many people at risk of prostate cancer avoid unnecessary biopsies. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of […]

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Erleada (apalutamide)

Erleada (apalutamide)

What is Erleada? Erleada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (NM-CRPC) in adult men. This type of prostate cancer: is not metastatic, which means it has not spread to other parts of your body is castration-resistant, which means that therapy to reduce levels of testosterone (a hormone) in […]

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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer. […]

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Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate)

What is Zytiga? Zytiga is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat two types of prostate cancer: metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer (CSPC) Metastatic means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Both of these cancers are considered advanced. The word “castration” refers to the lowering […]

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Prostate cancer: The role of the microbiome

Prostate cancer: The role of the microbiome

Prostate cancer is still very difficult to catch and treat early. Now, some researchers are looking for answers in the bacterial communities of prostate fluid. Could the microbiome offer a new way to approach prostate cancer? The microbiome is big news. Bacteria have taken center stage in the world of medical research. The microbiome is […]

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Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

Recent research has revealed that a new urine test can detect aggressive prostate cancer cases that need treatment up to 5 years sooner than other diagnostic methods. Research has assessed the effectiveness of a new urine test for prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, United Kingdom, and the Norfolk […]

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Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure can make a person feel like they constantly have to use the toilet. Pressure in the rectum can be uncomfortable or even painful. The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. Stool travels through it before exiting the anus. The rectum is close to many other pelvic organs and typically sits […]

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Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer

Following a series of experiments, researchers conclude that two compounds found in coffee might help slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Although the findings are preliminary, they are encouraging. Scientists are dissecting coffee in search of cancer cures. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet and is a complex cocktail. […]

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What to expect from Lupron treatment

What to expect from Lupron treatment

Lupron is the brand name for leuprolide acetate. This drug is a type of hormone therapy that doctors typically use in combination with other treatments to treat people with prostate cancer. Lupron belongs to a class of drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. These medications block the production of LHRH in the body, which […]