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Is Working The Graveyard Shift A Cause Of Prostate Cancer?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The causes of prostate cancer are hormone-dependent, just like breast cancer. While male and female hormones are crucial to prostate and breast cancer development respectively, female hormones also play a role in prostate cancer while male hormones also play a role in breast cancer. Both cancers are also impacted by another hormone called melatonin, which […]

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Types Of Hormone Therapy For The Treatment Of Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Hormone therapy treatment for prostate cancer may be subdivided into two groups: a) surgical and b) medical therapies. a) Surgical Therapy The surgical approach is bilateral orchiectomy or the removal of both testicles which the main source of androgen (testosterone) production. Typically, this procedure can be performed as a minor surgical procedure under local anesthesia. […]

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Hormone Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hormone therapy treatment for prostate cancer is designed to eliminate the male hormones (androgens) from the body. Androgens are necessary for the development and function of the male sexual organs and male sexual characteristics such hair growth and voice changes. Androgens are primarily produced by the testicles, under control of various parts of the brain. […]

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The Prostate PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Test

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is commonly used to detect prostate cancer. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made in the prostate gland. PSA liquefies semen so sperm are better able to travel up the female reproductive tract. When the prostate is healthy, very little PSA escapes into the bloodstream. Sometimes, due to diseases or […]

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Digital Rectal Examination Of The Prostate

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

A digital rectal examination of the prostate allows a doctor or experienced health care professional to determine if the prostate is enlarged, hard, or see if there are any irregularities in it. The digital rectal examination procedure also gives your doctor an idea of how extensive any abnormality of the prostate might be and helps […]

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Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines And Tests

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Since the early 1990s, the American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association have recommended two prostate cancer screening tests: 1) The Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) This is a physical examination in which the doctor inserts his or her gloved finger into the rectum to detect any irregularity in the nearby prostate gland’s surface. 2) […]

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Signs And Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

This blogpost explores the potential prostate cancer signs and symptoms that men may experience before prostate cancer is diagnosed. Seeing a doctor and arranging for prostate cancer screening when one experiences these symptoms will help save lives. The Warning Signs Of Prostate Cancer 1) Weak Urination Or Inability To Urinate As the prostate surrounds the […]

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Three Ways To Prevent Prostate Cancer

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Prostate cancer is influenced by a number of different factors. It is therefore not possible to identify a single reason why prostate cancer occurs. However, there are three ways to prevent prostate cancer or stop the prostate cancer from forming. How You Can Prevent Prostate Cancer 1) Blocking The Effects Of Hormones Hormones appear to […]

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Risk Factors Which Have Little Effect On Prostate Cancer

Friday, June 25th, 2010

There have been many attempts to establish links between various factors and the risk for prostate cancer. The factors listed below are what many would think are risk factors for prostate cancer, but in reality they have little or no effect on the risk for developing prostate cancer. Vasectomy A vasectomy is a surgical procedure […]

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What Are The Causes Of Prostate Cancer?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Some men believed that if they knew the cause of prostate cancer, they could have prevented it. Unfortunately, the causes of prostate cancer are largely unknown. Apart from skin cancer, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer among men. Currently, a man living in the United States has a 1 in 6 lifetime […]

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