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DHEA, a steroid hormone, has been promoted as a supplement that
can help men lose weight, protect against heart disease, and
improve memory. But none of these assertions has been proven.
Pomegranates contain chemicals, such as antioxidants, that may
offer protection from prostate cancer and heart disease, but
further research is needed before any conclusions can be made.
High-dose radiation treatments for prostate cancer may be more
effective than other methods at treating the disease without
damaging neighboring tissues, but follow-up studies will be
needed to determine if survival rates improve.
My 27-year-old son had his left testicle removed to treat
testicular cancer. His doctors are confident that he is cured,
but we worry that he may develop cancer in his right testicle.
What are the chances of a second cancer and what should he do
I am 57 years old, and my health is excellent. At my last
check-up, my doctor said that my cholesterol was too high. Please
tell me what you think of these results: cholesterol 243, LDL
cholesterol 162, HDL cholesterol 68, and triglycerides 86.