Does Your Prostate Cancer Need Treatment?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, don’t assume that surgery or radiation therapy is in your future. First, talk to your doctor about how aggressive your cancer may be. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary.

September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together risk, diagnosis and treatment information to help you better understand this condition. We’ve included a risk assessment tool, treatment guide and information about a free cancer answer line staffed by oncology nurses who can answer your questions.   Explore Health Hub Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Prostate Cancer

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about prostate cancer? Andrew Stephenson, MD, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat … Read More

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the Hype

A healthy lifestyle can reduce our risks of developing chronic health problems, including some cancers. Men who want to improve their odds of avoiding prostate cancer may be interested in trying dietary supplements and vitamins.   Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urology & Kidney Institute Chairman Eric Klein, MD, weighs in on eight things believed to prevent … Read More

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Prostate Cancer Screening: When Should You Be Tested?

For a lot of men, entering middle age used to be fairly straightforward when it came to their health: 1. Eat less, exercise more. 2. Get a colonoscopy. 3. Schedule your first prostate cancer screening. Recently, things got a bit muddled when a group of doctors recommended against the popular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test which … Read More

Know Your Family History

What if a stroll down memory lane could save your life? When it comes to family history, it can. Knowing funny stories about your relatives makes for great fun at family gatherings — but knowing that three of your ancestors had diabetes or that your grandmother had breast cancer at an early age may help … Read More

Double-Check for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a common but exceedingly treatable cancer if caught early. This year, 17 percent of American men — about 1 in 5 — will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately, less than 3 percent of them will die of the disease. One of several reasons for this exceptional success rate is the prostate-specific … Read More