Prostate News

New lease on life after prostate cancer battle

A Feilding man has a new lease on life after beating prostate cancer. Chris Bland has a family history of cancers. His father died at the age of 50 from pancreatic cancer. At 40, his brother had lung cancer and another sibling had cancer of the lymph nodes. So in his 50s, Bland started getting…

Prostate cancer kept at bay by aspirin

Study says drug blocks enzymes involved in growth of cancerous tumours Group of 13,000 cardiac patients focus of the research by Italian scientists Nearly 50,000 new cases of prostate cancer every year and 11,000 deaths Aspirin is already taken by millions of Britons with heart disease, but now it seems it may also protect men…

Health Ministry apologises for grossly incorrect prostate cancer figure

The Health Ministry has apologised to Northland District Health Board for releasing incorrect statistics that almost doubled its prostate cancer death rate. Figures initially provided to Stuff showed 35 Northland men per 100,000 died of prostate cancer from 2010-12. That made it by far the worst prostate cancer hotspot, with almost three times the death rate of…