Observation For Prostate Cancer Questioned In Blacks

Edward Schaeffer, the study’s senior author from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. “This study’s number one highlight is that because of that observation, we don’t think you should just recommend active surveillance,” he told Reuters Health. The American Cancer Society estimates about one in six U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and one in 36 will die of the disease. About 20 percent of cancers are very low-risk and it’s recommended that doctors use “active surveillance” among men who are expected to live for less than 20 years, write Schaeffer and his colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. With active surveillance, the prostate cancer is closely monitored but not treated.
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Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer: Study

He cut out red meat and increased the amount of vegetables he ate. I think this diet reduces inflammation in the body, he said. Although a MRI showed two black spots, a subsequent biopsy of 10 random spots did not detect cancer; however doctors will not deem Canales cured. “It could be that the cancer is there, but it was missed,” Canales said. “We don’t know, but I’ll have another biopsy a year the last one, and this biopsy will be a ‘saturation’ biopsy, which will take 24 samples instead of 12.” Dr. Philipa Cheetham, a board-certified urologist who specializes in prostate cancer Columbia University Medical Center, said Canales may be onto something. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to support diet and prostate cancer to both prostate cancer-causing foods and prostate cancer-protective foods, she said. There is certainly evidence from more than 25 studies that support the fact that the more red meat a man eats, the higher his risk of developing the disease.
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Prostate cancer risk to Indians highlighted

The authors looked at self-reported dietary habits already in place at the time of diagnosis among their patient pool, which included 920 black men and 977 white men. No dietary intervention was imposed after diagnosis. All the men had been enrolled in the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. The new study found that smokers and men younger than 65 appeared to receive the most protective benefit from fruit and vegetable consumption . The authors identified green and black tea, as well as orange and grapefruit juice, as the prime sources of flavonoids consumed by study participants.
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Prostate Cancer: ‘Not Just an Old Man’s Cancer’

That is why it is so important to initiate the conversation. The State Center for Health Statistics reports that there is a 50 percent greater risk of death for American Indian men with prostate cancer than white men. Knick, director of UNC Pembrokes Native American Resource Center, completed the project with co-director Dr. Ronny Bell, director of Wake Forest Universitys Maya Angelou Center on Health Equity. The 30-minute documentary features testimony from Lumbee men about their experience with prostate cancer. It is available at the Resource Center in Old Main. We are very pleased, and the video has received very positive responses at our community showings, Bell said. We feel this will be a very effective tool in getting the word out.
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