Lung cancer in younger women is now being diagnosed more frequently than in men. Particularly at risk are women aged 30 to 54. New research shows this increasing rate for younger women compared to men has only started occurring within the last few years, but experts have no idea why. "Women are at greater risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer than men," Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, told CBS News. "We really don't know why this is and we are going to do further research. We have looked at smoking issues, and smoking patterns don't fully explain this." According to The American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women but by far the leading cause of cancer death. This is despite ongoing attempts to find a therapy that could lengthen or ultimately save lives. And while lung cancer was previously more common in men and older patients, the year's statistics reveal a different story with an … [Read more...] about Lung Cancer in Younger Women Now Being Diagnosed More Frequently Than in Men
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0 Have your say Male health workers at are being offered tests to help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer. Staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are being offered PSA tests, which measure the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.They are provided free of charge thanks to the support of the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust, a prostate awareness charity.So far 35, men have taken up the opportunity to be tested at the Trust’s Tickhill Road site. Further sessions are planned for male colleagues working in Rotherham. Dr Navjot Ahluwalia, Executive Medical Director at RDaSH, said: “In the UK, around one in eight men will get prostate cancer. “I would encourage male colleagues to take this opportunity to have the test because the disease can develop slowly and many men will have no symptoms.”Prostate cancer is the UKs most common cancer in men, with 40,000 new cases being diagnosed and … [Read more...] about Male health workers in Doncaster offered prostate cancer test
March is prostate cancer awareness month, which highlights the most common cancer in men. More than 47,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.Despite this statistic I still can’t believe it happened to me. It’s surprising to learn that most prostate cancers aren’t caused by inherited cancer genes and most men who get prostate cancer don’t have a family history of it. I still remember the shock of hearing my cancer diagnosis last year; I didn’t have a family history or any symptoms, how could I have cancer? It all started when I attended a GP appointment a few weeks before, it was meant to be a routine health MOT. I was lucky enough to have a Macmillan GP, he mentioned that men over 40 from an Afro-Caribbean background like me are four times more likely to have prostate cancer than men from other ethnic backgrounds. He recommended we do a straightforward PSA blood test that picks up any issues with the prostate ‘just in … [Read more...] about COLUMN: How could I have cancer?
Earlier today, Stephen Fry announced that he received treatment for prostate cancer late last year.In a video on his blog, the 60-year-old presenter, comedian and author announced he underwent surgery to remove his prostate and 11 lymph nodes before Christmas after being diagnosed following an appointment for the flu jab.Fry said that doctors were positive following the procedure and told him: "It's all been got." The former QI presenter said: "For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure."I'm sorry I haven't felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on."What is prostate cancer?Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year, according to the NHS.The prostate is a small gland only found in men. About the size of a golf ball, it is located between the penis and the bladder and surrounds the urethra.What are the symptoms?Most men with early … [Read more...] about Prostate cancer: What you need to know
New research finds that closely following a whole Mediterranean dietary pattern — that is, incorporating a high intake of not only vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, but also of legumes, fish, and olive oil — is tied to a lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer. In a report on their findings that is published in The Journal of Urology, the researchers write that guidelines for preventing prostate cancer should aim to "consider whole dietary patterns instead of individual foods." Lead investigator Dr. Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III at the University of Alcalá near Madrid, Spain, explains that key elements "such as fish, legumes, and olive oil" should likely be included when suggesting a diet to prevent aggressive prostate cancer. This is because their results "suggest that a high intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains might not be enough." Prostate cancer occurs because of the uncontrolled growth of cells in the … [Read more...] about Prostate cancer: ‘Whole’ Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk