Prostate News

Biggest advance in prostate cancer screening for 30 years

Prostate cancer is a big killer in the United States. The latest estimate is that 2014 will see in excess of 233,000 new cases and the disease will claim 29,000 American lives. These shocking statistics come from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, making the cancer the number one most common non-skin cancer in the US, affecting one…

Prostate cancer patients ‘discriminated against’: charity

Men with prostate cancer face a lack of access to specialist NHS nurses and are often denied the latest and best drug treatments, a new report has warned. Prostate cancer patients also receive less help with controlling pain and a lower overall standard of care than patients with other major cancers such as breast cancer,…

Prostate cancer surgery is leading to issues of self-esteem, an expert says

Men who undergo lifesaving surgery to treat prostate cancer are experiencing depression and self-esteem issues which are adversely affecting their quality of life, a leading WA health professional says. Perth physiotherapist Jo Milios is among those spearheading a push for greater support for men with the disease, while at the same time working on new…

Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer

Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests. Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20%, according to a UK study. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with 35,000 new cases and around 10,000 deaths in the UK…