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Doctors and patients not communicating about PSA test

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to two studies and a survey, doctors and patients are not participating in a process called shared decision-making regarding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Shared decision-making is the process by which doctors and patients have a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the PSA test and the patient shares his concerns and health issues. The doctor then reviews the options with the patient and together they would decide on personalized options regarding prostate ...

Healthy fats reduce prostate cancer spread

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A new study suggests men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer may reduce the spread of the disease by eating a diet high in healthy vegetable fats. Though it is common for doctors to recommend cutting out fat completely after a prostate cancer diagnosis, this latest study challenges that advice. Researchers also found that "good" fats were tied to a lower risk of dying from any cancer. According to lead researcher Erin Richman, vegetable ...

USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Statement

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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The latest guidelines on prostate cancer screening from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicate that doctors should not recommend routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men of any age. To address questions that men may have about what to do, the Prevent Cancer Foundation encourages men to talk with their doctors about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer testing. Shared decision-making between men and their doctors is the best way ...

We Need to Stop Being So Shy about Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted by Erin Andrews on October 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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It was a great honor to receive the Distinguished Service in Journalism Award from the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program this past week. It was such a wonderful moment as I was on the podium with my father, who I adore, as we accepted the award together for work we so strongly believe in. My father is my best friend, and we are dedicated to continue to get both men and women involved in prostate ...