Prevention and Early Diagnosis Articles
NCHR’s Testimony to FDA on TOOKAD to Treat Low-Risk Prostate Cancer – February 26, 2020. The long-term complications of TOOKAD to treat low-risk prostate cancer are unclear. We believe that better research needs to be completed before approval, especially because the sponsor did not comply with FDA’s recommendations for the study.
Are Annual Prostate Cancer Screenings Necessary? Should Early Stage Prostate Cancer Be Treated? – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests for men of any age if they do not have any symptoms of prostate cancer. The Task Force concluded that there is “moderate certainty that the benefits of PSA-based screening for prostate cancer do not outweigh the harms.” Many experts also question whether treating early prostate cancer is a good idea.
Can Aspirin Prevent Cancer? – Does aspirin have a protective effect against cancer? Early obervational studies suggested such an effect, but recent randomized studies suggest otherwise.
Prostate Cancer: Diet and Dietary Supplements – The foods you eat can affect prostate cancer risk.
Free patient booklet on prostate cancer – The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund has developed a free, easy-to-read booklet for men who are deciding whether or not to undergo screening for prostate cancer.
Do high blood pressure and extra weight make prostate cancer deadly? – Reducing metabolic problems may increase a man’s chance of surviving prostate cancer.
Pomegranate Juice and Prostate Health – Pomegranate juice contains plenty of antioxidants, but does it improve health, as the ads imply? A close look at the science behind these claims shows that drinking pomegranate juice to treat or prevent prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction might not be worth the cost or the calories.
Physician Groups Make Recommendations to Reduce Healthcare Costs – Does an 18-year-old female need a pap smear? Should a patient with a mild sinus infection be given antibiotics? You might be surprised that the answer to both questions is NO according to leading physicians.
Can Sleeping Pills Cause Cancer? – Findings from a 2012 study suggest that people who take hypnotic sleep medications are more likely to get cancer or die than people who do not take these medications.