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“My Husband got Prostate Cancer”…

An interesting article dealing with the different reactions of the patient and spouse dealing with the diagnosis and treatment: Source: http://www.kristenbrakeman.com When my husband came home from the doctor with the news that he needed a biopsy to rule out prostate cancer, I was instantly worried. Not about the test coming back positive, rather about him…

Prostate Cancer Campaign Ahead

The Government has unveiled plans for a nationwide prostate cancer awareness programme – one of the first in the world – that aims to see men getting diagnosed sooner and improving the rate of survival. Men are being urged to pick up a new booklet from their GP and complete a checklist of symptoms. It…

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Reclaiming a sex life after prostate cancer

Four years ago, when journalist and screenwriter Don Truckey found out he was among the approximately 24,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, he did what all cancer patients do: He started fighting for his life. It would be a tough climb to reclaim his sex life, too. Depending on the extent of…

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BMI in Men Strongly Linked to Prostate Cancer Mortality

Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of cancer mortality in men. Studies on whether obesity is linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer death post radical prostatectomy are conflicting. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Department of Research & Evaluation examined data from three large health plans to evaluate if an increased…