Living With Prostate Cancer

Smoking may increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence

The findings were presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting in May 2011.

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Using food to fight prostate cancer

Nutritionist Sheila Wolfson spoke about healthful eating for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition’s 14th annual symposium in May 2011. A good diet, she said, can boost energy and improve quality of life.

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Gay men more vulnerable to drops in quality of life after prostate treatment

For the first time, a study measures the impact of prostate cancer treatment on the quality of life of gay men.

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Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer progression

Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a day may slow disease progression, as measured by PSA.

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Blood test may indicate whether cancer has spread

Research shows that checking for a protein called endoglin might determine the extent of prostate cancer.

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Biomarker predicts the development of hormone refractory disease

Blood and tissue levels of chromogranin A (CgA) may be early indication that prostate cancer that won’t respond for long to hormone therapy.

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Post-treatment monitoring

PSA testing is not merely a prostate cancer screening tool. After treatment, PSA monitoring is the primary method of measuring treatment success and detecting early signs of cancer recurrence.

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