Health News

Does Red Wine Fight Prostate Cancer?
You may have heard that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart. Research now shows that the beneficial compound found in red wine may also help fight prostate cancer.
Phase I Success for new Prostate Cancer Drug
For men with aggressive prostate cancer, few treatment options are available. A new drug, however, showed a positive effect in reducing the number of tumor cells and cancer markers in advanced prostate cancer.
Early Prostate Screenings May Not Be Worth It
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. While some specialty organizations recommend that screening begin at age 40, there is little evidence showing real benefits to screening at this age.
Imaging Cancer’s Return
After prostate cancer patients receive treatment, they still run the risk of the disease coming back. A newly approved imaging agent offers a way to detect recurrence earlier.
FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the production and use of Choline C 11 Injection, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent used to help detect recurrent prostate cancer.
Partner's Role in Prostate Rehab
Prostate cancer surgery patients commonly experience erectile dysfunction. While many seek therapy to regain function, they may need more partner support to stay with the program.
Radiation May Block Cancer Comeback
Although most men who have their prostate removed to treat prostate cancer stay disease free, some have a recurrence. Radiation following the surgery appears to reduce the chance of the cancer returning.
Prostate Cancer Has Gene Fortune Tellers
To determine treatment for prostate cancer, doctors may look to a patient’s DNA. How aggressive the disease will be may be predicted by examining gene patterns in blood cells.
Free Health Screenings for Men
For 23 years, the third week in September has been designated “Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.” That’s when the Prostate Conditions Education Council ( PCEC ) was founded to give men access to free or low-cost prostate health screenings.
Will Life Without PSA Testing Cost Lives?
Several years ago, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against men over the age of 75 having prostate cancer screenings using the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test.