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September Is Prostate Cancer Month – What You Need to Know about The Disease

Hearing the phrase, “it’s prostate cancer” is enough to send chills down any man’s spine. Fortunately, however, prostate cancer is not a diagnosis that guarantees a negative outcome, although it does usually cause shock and dismay. Due to the latest advances in cancer diagnostics and treatment options, finding out that you have prostate cancer in  Continue Reading »

6 Famous Men Who Have Dealt with Prostate Cancer

It’s not uncommon upon hearing a diagnosis as serious as cancer for you to feel you’re alone. For men with prostate cancer, the diagnosis can feel even more isolating. For many men, cancer of the prostate is not an issue they want to talk about, so they deal with it alone. But, as the second  Continue Reading »

Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer by Maintaining a Healthy Diet

A poor diet can easily be linked to health concerns such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, even colon cancer. And although the true relationship between nutrition and prostate cancer is not yet conclusive, more and more evidence suggests that good nutrition is a vital part of every prostate cancer prevention plan in Los Angeles.  Continue Reading »

Avoid These Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Once a man hits middle age, the prospect of prostate cancer looms larger with each passing year. It’s one of the most common cancers among men in Los Angeles and worldwide, and, except for lung and bronchus cancer, it is men’s deadliest cancer. Through years of research and clinical studies, a variety of risk factors  Continue Reading »

Active Surveillance: What Is It and Who Is a Candidate?

Prostate cancer is among the slowest growing of all cancers; thus, a diagnosis does not automatically mean reduced life expectancy. Many treatments are available at the Prostate Cancer Institute of Los Angeles, including whole gland procedures and focal treatments. The former includes aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation while the latter group comprises less  Continue Reading »

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer – Now What?

First of all, a diagnosis is not the end of the world. Although the dreaded “C-word” diagnosis can be shocking, it’s important not to panic; your mindset will be the key to both a good prognosis and successful recovery. Millions of men have beaten prostate cancer and many millions more will, as well. Let’s make  Continue Reading »

When Should You Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?

If you’re a man who’s reading this, you may already know that 1 in 7 American men will get prostate cancer at some point. You may also know that it’s the most common and the second deadliest cancer among American men. Maybe you even know that there are several ways to treat prostate cancer, including  Continue Reading »

Don’t Believe These Prostate Cancer Treatment Myths – Get the Help You Need Today

If you or a loved one has or has had cancer, you know that there’s a lot of information out there about the disease as well as about treatments. Often, however, prostate cancer is the subject of misinformation and myths, which can only add to your frustration and anxiety about the disease and how to  Continue Reading »

What You Can Do to Support a Loved One with Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may be the second deadliest cancer for men, but a diagnosis is not necessarily a death sentence. In fact, as a slow-growing type of cancer, if it is diagnosed early enough, prostate cancer treatment has excellent survival rates. Regardless, it is the “C” word, one that will inevitably change your loved one’s life  Continue Reading »

When is the Right Time for a Prostate Cancer Biopsy?

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in men. This disease is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men. However, this disease is different from many other types of cancers because it is slow-growing and can often go undetected, primarily due to a lack of debilitating symptoms. Screening  Continue Reading »