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  1. Flaxseed May Curb Prostate Tumor Growth

    June 4, 2007 (Chicago) -- A diet rich in flaxseed may help curb the growth of prostate tumors, preliminary research suggests. Reducing fat in the diet, however, does not appear to have any effect on prostate cancer growth, says researcher Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, a professor in the school of nu

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  2. Winning the Prostate Cancer Battle

    Four years ago, Santa gave me the worst Christmas present I'd ever received. The day after the most joyous holiday of the year, my doctor called and delivered the news that I had prostate cancer. Because my dad had prostate cancer decades before, I had been going to a urologist since I turned 40 to

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  3. Fast PSA Rise Implies Bad Prostate Cancer

    May 25, 2007 -- Men whose PSA count goes up 2 ng/mL or more in one year are at high risk of dying of prostate cancer despite treatment. The finding, by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Anthony V. D'Amico and colleagues, comes from a study of 948 men who underwent surgery or external-beam radi

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  4. New Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

    May 22, 2007 -- New prostate cancer guidelines are now available to hopefully make treatment decisions easier for patients and physicians. This week, the American Urological Association released its updated guidelines on how to treat localized prostate cancer during its annual meeting in Anaheim, Ca

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  5. Statins May Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths

    May 21, 2007 -- There may be a surprising reason for the ongoing decline in U.S. prostate cancer deaths: increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Since 1993, fewer and fewer American men have been dying of prostate cancer. Why? An obvious reason is that during this time, more men have und

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  6. Tomatoes Don't Prevent Prostate Cancer

    May 17, 2007 -- The news that tomatoes could prevent prostate cancer sounded too good to be true, and apparently it was. Lycopene, found mainly in tomatoes and tomato products, had little impact on prostate cancer risk in a new study from the National Cancer Institute and Seattle's Fred Hutchinson C

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  7. Mega Multivitamins and Prostate Cancer

    May 15, 2007 -- Men who take too many multivitamins may be increasing their risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to new research from the National Cancer Institute. Taking a multivitamin more than seven times a week was associated with a 30% increased risk of advanced prostate cancer and a

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  8. Routine Tests for Men

    When it comes to cars, you know when to change the oil, rotate the tires, and have the front end aligned. But you may not be as diligent about caring for your body as you are about your car. The body needs routine maintenance, no matter how many miles you have on it. Some men never get that care, an

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  9. New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer

    April 26, 2007 -- An experimental blood test for prostate cancer seems to work better than the current PSA test -- and can tell whether the cancer is spreading. The new test looks for a protein called EPCA-2 -- or early prostate cancer antigen 2. Unlike the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) protein on

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  10. Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

    April 25, 2007 -- Which side effects of prostate cancer treatment would bother you least? A new study points out the risks for each treatment option. Here's one option you don't have: No current treatment for prostate cancer completely avoids the risk of serious side effects. But there's also good n

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