Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.
Men can carry BRCA1/2 mutations too, and they increase a man’s risk for developing prostate cancer, melanoma, pancreatic and testicular cancer — as well as breast cancer (though very rare in men).
It also impacts their daughters’ genetic outlook because fathers pass down the BRCA genetic mutation in the same way as mothers do.
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that American males don’t mention health issues–or take steps to prevent them–like they should.
Talking about sports or work is a breeze for guys. But most men keep their health worries private. Learn why you should confide in your doctor when you first notice symptoms.
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We think we’re invulnerable when we’re young, but when we reach our late 30s, health concerns start cropping up. Major health concerns vary by age. Find out what steps you can take to prevent them.
Do you put off seeing a doctor for regular checkups or to discuss a health concern? Find out two symptoms men should not ignore. Early detection is often key to treatment.
Many experts, citing the latest research, believe some foods can impact prostate cancer growth. Learn about how eating certain foods and avoiding others can lower your risk.
About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. But there is good news: Eating the right foods can help.
Nutrient-rich autumn fruits and veggies fill the produce section this time of year. If you’re looking for something different, try a pomegranate.
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