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Botox for Prostate Hypertrophy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This paralyzing chemical can be used to relax the neck of the bladder when there is enlargement of the prostate for any reason. This can make it possible to urinate more fully and less often for several months. Pros and cons are offered.        

BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
BPH begins at age 50 and may lead to urinary obstruction. Differentiation from prostate cancer can be difficult. The use of the PSA test is controversial      

BRACA Gene Mutation Cancer Risks

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
BRACA gene mutations are associated with a number of cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate. Women with this defect have about an 80% chance of getting cancer in their lifetime. Treatment options are reviewed.          

Brisk Walking Helps Prostate Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
Men with prostate cancer that is localized to the prostate can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least 3 hours a week. This high-intensity exercise delayed and possibly even prevented the progression of their disease as they were found to have a 57% lower rate of progression of disease than men walking at a slower pace. They also found that brisk...

Can Supplements Cause Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  In previous studies it has been shown that certain vitamins and minerals can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Now a study shows that vitamin E at 400 IU/day for several years actually increased the risk of prostate cancer by 17%. We tend to assume that supplements are entirely safe when the data is not in. This thinking is no different from big...

Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
The definition of cancer means that cancer cells don't die as they are programmed, they lack apoptosis. The reasons for this range from genetic defects to overgrowth of chromosomes. Cancer is believed to be caused by genetic and epigenetic factors that include poor lifestyle, radiation exposure, infections, pollution, and more. The spread of cancer is complicated;...

Canine Medicine Heals

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Dogs play a very important role in medical research, as service dogs, and as therapy dogs. They have been shown to sniff out cancer cells from the bladder, lung, prostate, breast, and skin with accuracy as high as 97%. They can detect when glucose levels are too high or low, to recognize when blood pressure is too high, when a heart attack is happening,...

Digitalis May be a Treatment for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Recent studies on prostate cancer show that digoxin may not only slow cancer growth but also induce apoptosis. Studies in the early 1900s on breast cancer showed that people on digitalis rarely have cancer progress or lead to death. This rather startling information has not made it into mainstream medicine and for the most part digitalis is not used...

Do Prostate Biopsies Increase Mortality?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
A recent article shows that people with prostate biopsies have a slightly increased death rate. The reasons are not known. We know that cells are spread every time a biopsy is taken, however, those cells do not survive.          

Exercise Reduces the Effect of an Obesity Gene

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Physical exercise can change the DNA in certain genes that stimulate obesity and lessen their effects by about 30%. Epigenetics has a lot to do with how the DNA in our genes manifests itself. This challenges the widely held belief that what is in our DNA is not changeable...thank goodness that this is not true. We have found the same epigenetic...

Integrative Medicine and Prostate Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2017
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Is Surgery the Best Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  For men with localized prostate cancer, surgery does not save lives and it has a much higher rate of complications such as impotence and incontenance. However, once a man knows he has prostate cancer, he has a powerful drive to get it out even if the data does not support this approach. The word, "cancer" scares us. We need much better...

Lifestyle Modifies Your DNA

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
The field of epigenetics is exploding. We now know that DNA changes in response to environmental exposures and causes major changes in gene expressivity. It is well known that prostate cancer genes (oncogenes) are turned on and off by diet, exercise, relation, sleep, meditation and more. The work of Dean Ornish, MD on prostate cancer proved this. We now have...

Low Vitamin D and Risk of Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The epidemic of vitamin D deficiency has put us at risk for several types of cancer such as breast, colon, and prostate. We need UVB sunlight to make vitamin D in our skin and we don't get it much anymore.        

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Diets high in essential fatty acids reduce the malignancy of prostate cancer. Eating fish 1-2 times a week is sufficient. Both fish oil and flax seed oil are effective most of the time. Mercury contamination is discussed.              

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: April 8, 2011

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2017
  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics: Health care reform Schemes to cut Medicare costs Environmental pollution Prostate cancer screening: does it pay off? Using digitalis to treat breast and prostate cancer Antidepressants found to cause arteriosclerosis The benefits of maple syrup Vicki's 20-20 tips Greenwashers unwanted...

Preventive Benefits of Medicare

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that 5 million Americans took advantage of one or more of the recommended preventive benefits available through the Affordable Care Act. Among the  benefits is the new Annual Wellness Visit benefit. The idea is to either detect early or prevent chronic diseases with tests such as mammograms, bone...

Prostate Cancer (video miniseries)

submitted by: admin on 04/08/2015
Most men will get prostate cancer during their life time. That's right, if you live to be 90 years old your risk is 90%! If you live to age 50, 50% will have prostate. However, 98% of prostate cancers do not need treatment because we die with them, not from them! The trick is to tell who is in the 2% that will die from it. With new technologies coming into...

Prostate Cancer and Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 06/30/2016
  Lifestyle has been shown to be a powerful way to change cancer genes. Dean Ornish did studies that are discussed. Flax seed oil, vitamin D deficiency, and exposure to environmental toxins are also reviewed.                

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...