Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system. This year alone, over two hundred thousand cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed by doctors in the United States. But, while most men are being encouraged to undergo a prostate cancer screening (PSA test), the medical committee of the American College of Physicians are warning men about the potentially harmful effects of prostate …Read more
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the World Health Organization records 7.6 million cancer deaths in 2008. Research is continually been conducted to learn more about this deadly disease, and to develop new treatment options for individuals diagnosed with cancer. Recently, researchers from the University of Alberta were able to use the deadly effects of caffeine on fruit flies to gain a better understanding of how caffeine can be used towards new cancer therapies for humans.
It has been suggested that people who suffer from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver are at a higher risk of liver cancer. So, it would seem that liver cancer screening in this population would be advantageous in an effort to diagnosis and treat patients with liver cancer at an earlier stage.
However, the role of liver cancer screening is this population has not been previously established. A study from Denmark, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that the …Read more
Approximately 41 percent of all Americans will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the top 3 cancers that effect women, and below is an explanation of the top three cancers that affect men.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and it is also the leading cause of cancer-related death in males over the age of 75. As the name would suggest, prostate cancer starts in …Read more