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Is There More Than One Kind Of Prostate Cancer?

One out of six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Studies have shown that 50% of men over 50 have prostate cancer, and men older than 85, the percentages rise to three out of four. But statistically, three out of 100 men will die from prostate cancer and 97 will not, because most men have ‘indolent’ prostate cancer. Indolent means that the cancer is so small and slow growing that it is unlikely to cause the more critical type of cancer that most associate with prostate cancer.       Continue reading

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Fiber: Why It’s So Important For Men

A study out of the University of Colorado Cancer Center states that new research has connected the health benefits of fiber, namely, the phytic acid (a non-digestible carbohydrates found in fiber rich foods) as possibly slowing the progression of prostate cancer in men.  This information was also published in Cancer Prevention Research in January of 2013.  According to eatingwell.com, the phytic acid didn’t stop the tumors from initially developing but it appeared to slow their advancement to an aggressive stage. Continue reading

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