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Cancer Death Rate Down for Colon, Breast and Prostate

Posted on 01/9/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEn español I The good news about the cancer death rate over the past 20 years is that it’s dropped 20 percent, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The report, published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, says the decline translates to roughly 1.3 million people who avoided dying from the disease between 1991, when the death rate hit its peak, and 2010. Much of that progress, notes the report, …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 08/28/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. At the Washington National Zoo, a newborn panda cub that will weigh more than 200 pounds as an adult tipped the scales at 4.8 ounces. (Learn more at USA Today) 2. The legendary Linda Ronstadt “can’t sing a note” anymore. (Learn more at AARP) 3. A baldness drug could stop 175 jumbo jets full of men each year from getting prostate cancer. (Learn more at AARP) 4. With their brains “linked” via the Internet, a scientist controlled the movements …

Can a Baldness Drug Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Posted on 08/26/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate, as well as male-pattern baldness, and 10 years ago a study indicated it could reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 percent. But there was also some indication that the drug, generic name finasteride, might cause more aggressive prostate tumors, so the Food and Drug Administration added a black box warning about the potential risks and wouldn’t approve its use to prevent cancer. Doctors also backed away from …

Is This Worth My Time?

Posted on 08/23/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I am a 65-year-old man who had a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) done to reduce an enlarged prostate 10 years ago. Ever since then, even though I achieve an erection, it is not as strong, nor can I maintain it for long. I have been using Viagra, which was covered to a degree under my company insurance, but now that I am on Medicare it will no longer be covered. I have heard a lot about various …

Prostate Gene Test Could Save Men From Surgery

Posted on 05/9/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor men who undergo a biopsy for a prostate tumor, the big question has been whether to wait and see if the cancer grows slowly, or to treat it immediately with a regimen that could cause incontinence or impotence. What made the decision difficult is that there’s been no good way to tell which kind of cancer a man might have — slow-growing or aggressive — but a new gene-analysis test introduced this week may make the decision clearer. The …

Aspirin and Cancer: It May Help With Prostate, Not With Breast

Posted on 08/28/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTwo new studies, published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, offer contrasting news about aspirin’s potential role in cancer prevention and treatment. Men who were being treated for prostate cancer and were taking aspirin for other medical conditions were less likely to die of their cancer than were men who were not taking aspirin, The New York Times reports. On the other hand, taking aspirin did not appear to protect postmenopausal women from developing breast cancer, according to Health …