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Part 3 – Prostate Cancer: Making Sense Of The Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy

The controversy regarding prostate cancer screening can be overwhelming. Screening is the process by which one tries to identify a disease, such as prostate cancer, when someone is without symptoms. The goal is early detection, which may lead to improved survival. Screening for prostate cancer is accomplished using the PSA blood test and digital rectal …

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Part 2 – Prostate Cancer: Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You?

As discussed in last month’s blog, prostate cancer screening is controversial. How do you know if it’s right for you? The American Urological Association recommends that all men between the ages of 55 and 69 have a discussion with their doctor regarding the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening, taking into account each man’s …

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Part 1 – Prostate Cancer: What Options Are Available For Treating Prostate Cancer?

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are multiple factors which determine your treatment options. These include your PSA level, whether or not abnormalities are felt on your prostate, the amount of prostate cancer present in your biopsy, and the Gleason score, which is a measure of the aggressiveness of the prostate cancer. Multiple …

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Kidney Cancer linked to the herb Aristolochia, aka Birthwort

Using genomic sequencing, researchers have confirmed a link between a plant compound contained in common herbal remedies and upper urinary tract cancer. For their study, genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY to reveal a striking mutational signature of upper urinary tract cancers caused …

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