Family History Of Prostate Cancer Rises Breast Cancer Risk

says Jennifer L. Beebe-Dimmer, MPH, PhD. A woman whose father, brother or son has or had prostate cancer may have a 14% higher risk for breast cancer. And women with a family history of both prostate and breast cancer have a 78% elevated risk for breast cancer. Self-defense: Discuss screening options with your doctor. Jennifer

Screening Recommendations For Prostate Cancer

American Cancer Society--Average-risk men with at least 10-year life expectancy should begin discussions about prostate cancer screening at age 50 (younger for higher-risk men). Men with PSA less than 2.5ng/mL may be retested every two year. Men with PSA greater than 2.5ng/mL should be screened annually. American College of Physicians--Men ages 50-69 should discuss the

Fewer Prostate Biopsies

Medical Breakthrough, 31% fewer Prostate Biopsies The available prostate cancer screening test, the PSA, is a riddle wrapped in an enigma: An elevated score may or may not signify cancer, if there's cancer, it may or may not ever progress; and exploring further with a biopsy may or may not cause complications. The new noninvasive

The Diet That Prevents Prostate Cancer

Listen up, guys. A new study shows that a diet rich in plant compounds called flavonoids found in fruits and vegetables like oranges, grapes and spinach helps protect against a deadly form of prostate cancer. The study looked at the food histories of about 1,800 men who had the disease; those whose diets were rich

Man To Man

Get the straight scoop on your risk for enlarged prostate If a man lives long enough, there's a good chance he will have to deal with an enlarged prostate. Benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, increases with age. Many men 40 and older experience a small amount of prostate enlargement, but the condition is prevalent in

How Will The Doctor Determine My Treatment For Prostate Cancer?

Treatment for prostate cancer depends on a variety of factors including the Stage, or how far the cancer has spread Gleason score Patient's age PSA level Symptoms Other medical conditions Personal preferences Older patients and those with other serious medical or health problems may want to consider avoiding invasive treatments. Younger patients who are otherwise

If Biopsy Is Positive for Prostate Cancer

If the biopsy shows the presence of cancer cells, your physician will determine the grade and stage of the cancer. The Gleason grade, ranging from 1 to 5, describes how closely the tumor resembles normal prostate tissue. A grade of 1 means the cells look almost normal and 5 means the cells are very abnormal.

What Are The Treatment Options For Prostate Cancer?

Watchful waiting Surgery Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy is usually only used in prostate cancer when the cancer has spread to other organs or other treatments have stopped working. Source: Watson Urology Watson Pharma, Inc. Morristwon, NJ 07960

How Will My Doctor Diagnose Prostate Cancer?

If you haven't had one already, the doctor will perform a digital rectal exam and test your PSA level. A high PSA level-greater than 4 ng/mL-requires further testing for prostate cancer. Not only is the PSA level important, but how it changes over time. It is important to remember that a high PSA level does

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate begin to grow abnormally and too quickly. The cancer cells may form a tumor or travel through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. It is not known what causes the cells to grow, but it may be due to changes in DNA or to