Archive for September, 2009
Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a day may slow disease progression, as measured by PSA.
Two studies conclude that men with diabetes have a lower risk of prostate cancer than nondiabetics, suggesting a potential biological link between the conditions.
Like finasteride (Proscar), dutasteride (Avodart), a drug used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), may also reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Manufacturers of testosterone gel products must add a boxed warning on the products about adverse effects.
Canadian researchers report in 2009 that these supplements offer no benefit in terms of prostate cancer prevention.
I had brachytherapy to treat my prostate cancer and my PSA had dropped to 0.3 ng/ml. But six months ago, my PSA had gone up to 0.5, and now it’s up to 0.8 ng/ml. I’m worried that the cancer is back; my doctor said it could be a “PSA bounce.” What’s that?
Experts conclude that there is no association between vasectomy and prostate cancer risk.
Even if my father takes antibiotics beforehand, could he develop a serious infection when he has a prostate biopsy later this year? Are there other possible complications we should be on the lookout for?
I am an avid bicyclist, and I am having a prostate biopsy in a few weeks. How long do I need to wait after the biopsy before I can start biking again?