Tag: prostate cancer

Health, Prostate

Men Who Speak Up

Men’s Health Month is the ideal time to discuss a health issue that affects many men annually and has a great impact on their families: prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male malignancy within the US, and sadly, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men within the US. The diagnosis […]

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Family, Health, Prostate

My Reasons for Speaking Up about Prostate Cancer

The start of 2016 brought extraordinary news: my son, Ken Griffey Jr., was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Upon hearing the news, I was overwhelmed with happiness and pride. As we celebrated together as a family, I couldn’t help but feel thankful that I was around to witness this once-in-a-lifetime moment. When I […]

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Family, Health, Prostate, Well-being

African-American men at higher risk for prostate cancer

African-American men have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer, compared all other races. A study from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Pennsylvania suggests that there are specific genes that may indicate aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men. The researchers believe that their results may partially explain the reason for ethnic disparities in prostate […]

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Prostate, Stress

stress and prostate cancerStudy: Prostate Cancer Deaths Linked to Stress

Research suggests that having high levels of stress may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer death. This includes men with advanced prostate cancer and localized prostate cancer. The study was carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The study involved 4,105 men who had been treated for clinically localized prostate […]

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Education, Health, Lifestyle, Masculinity, Prostate

A Second Opinion Offers Prostate Cancer Patients Peace of Mind

Why wouldn’t you seek a second opinion regarding a cancer diagnosis? It’s the smart thing to do, and it’s the accepted thing to do. Let’s say you’re a 46-year-old male. You’ve just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. You never thought in a million years that this would happen to you. In the midst of your […]

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