Prostate Cancer in African Americans
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. While it isn’t known why African American men have higher rates of getting and dying from prostate cancer, CDC believes that what you know can help you.
African American men should know the facts about prostate cancer.
What a New Prostate Cancer Study Means for Men
Patients should understand the nuances of the results as they choose treatment
Prostate cancer progresses so slowly in most cases that more men die with the disease than of it, research shows.
If You Love Your Prostate Then Take This Test
When dealing with health problems it’s important to know how severe the disease is. Knowing this drives a series of treatment decisions, which may improve the symptoms, and in many cases even cure the disease. When the condition’s level of aggressiveness is unknown, a traditionally beneficial treatment may instead cause harm.
The aggressiveness of prostate cancer is hard to determine. Traditi...
Prostate Cancer Linked With Sleep
Men who have trouble falling and staying asleep may face a higher prostate cancer risk, a new study suggests.
Research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that these sleep problems are linked with as much as a doubled risk of prostate cancer for men.
Eleven Steps to Take If Abnormal Prostate Cancer Test
By Dr. Robin Wulfson
In recent years much controversy has arisen for the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test that screens for prostate cancer. Last August, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reported that they had finalized their decision that the prostate specific antigen (PSA) cancer screening test did more harm than good. The announcement sparked a prompt rebuttal from the America...
African Americans Experience Longer Delays
African American men on average wait a week longer than their Caucasian counterparts between the initial diagnosis of prostate cancer and treatment, according to University of North Carolina researchers.
The study was published online March 28 in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society, by a team led by Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, assistant professor with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Can...