Posted in Prostate cancer

Is It Time to Remove 'Cancer' Label From Low-Risk Prostate Tumors?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 April 2022
Is It Time to Remove 'Cancer' Label From Low-Risk Prostate Tumors?
A team of experts is recommending that doctors forgo describing early, low-grade prostate tumours as "cancers" as a way to ease anxiety among patients and their families and reduce unnecessary treatment. Physicians often advise that men with low-risk prostate tumours wait to see if the disease worsens — an approach called "active surveillance" — rather than rushing to treat the condition. After all, low-grade tumours rarely cause harm, and therapies such as ra...
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Gut Microbiome and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 29 November 2021
Gut Microbiome and Prostate Cancer
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown that diet-associated molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting dietary interventions may help reduce risk. Findings from the study were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. While more research will be necessary, the study’s lead author Nima Sharifi, MD, says findings from the team’s analysis of nearly 700 patients may have clinical implications for diagnosing and preventing le...
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Plant-Based Diets Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 29 September 2021
Plant-Based Diets Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk
Not long ago, treating prostate cancer – and many diseases, for that matter – was seen as solely a doctor’s job. Today, it's well understood that patients can do a lot to prevent and manage disease – and often, that starts with nutrition. The focus has changed from, "Let’s treat this cancer" to, "Let’s treat the cancer in the person's context as a whole". This view is shared by Lorelei Mucci, an associate professor of epi...
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Urtica (Nettle) Root May Improve Prostate Health

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 September 2021
Urtica (Nettle) Root May Improve Prostate Health
Urtica Dioica or Nettle roots are a folkloric classic for treating genitourinary complaints, although the mechanisms of action have not been extensively researched or explored. Limited evidence has shown that Urtica roots contain the phytosterols' stigmasterol, campesterol, and related steroids. In addition to these phytosterols, polysaccharides and lectins contribute to the medicinal effects. Recent research shows that Urtica has many mechanisms of action on the genitourinary trac...
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6 Foods to Boost Prostate Health

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 16 July 2021
6 Foods to Boost Prostate Health
Foods can significantly affect your health, including that of your prostate. By adding healthy, prostate-friendly foods to your diet, you may be able to reduce your risk of prostate problems, including prostate cancer. When making dietary changes, you'll still need to see your healthcare provider for regular prostate cancer screenings, but you can start supporting your prostate health by adding the following 6 foods to your diet. 1. Tomatoes Certain fruits and vegetables, includin...
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