Health News

Breaks From Cancer Therapy Don’t Give Men a Break
Men with advanced prostate cancer usually take medicines to keep the disease at bay. These medications block male hormones that feed the cancer. New research evaluated the best way to take these medications.
Bald is Beautiful, But Beware
Baldness affects about 60 percent of men at some time in their lives.  Researchers now think baldness and prostate cancer may be linked in African American men.
Cancer Spreads in Zometa Study
Many cancer patients take medications to prevent the disease from returning or spreading. One medication designed to prevent cancer from spreading to the bones fell short in a recent study.
Refining Cancer Treatment Guidelines by Race
The guidelines for screening and treating prostate cancer have become confusing. A man’s race may now become a consideration before treatment begins or is delayed.
Hey Guys, Check Your Skin
Men aged 50 years and older haven’t been checking themselves for signs of skin cancer, according to recent studies. Early detection of skin cancer is essential for nipping it in the bud.
Cancer Care Barriers
Latino men don’t get the prostate cancer care they need for a variety of reasons, and it’s not just about the cost. A new study has summarized those barriers.
Prostate Cancer Patients Keep Sexual Function
Prostate cancer patients have different treatment options nowadays. Most men probably want treatments that won't harm their overall health or sex life.
Giving Men a Break
Being treated for prostate cancer can be grueling. The side effects of therapy used to block hormones that feed the cancer definitely impact a man’s quality of life. Some relief is in sight, though.
Huh? Exercise Does & Doesn't Affect Cancer Risks
Sometimes genetics just aren’t fair. Exercise helps everybody. When it comes to reducing prostate cancer risks, though, there’s good news for some men, but not so much for others.
New Type of Radiation Shortens Treatment Time
Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat prostate cancer. Some forms of this therapy can be quite time-consuming, requiring 20 to 40 daily visits. A new type of radiation can reduce that time and possibly improve treatment effectiveness.