Pre-surgical weight loss in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer

Overweight and obese prostate cancer patients are often advised to lose weight prior to surgery for the treatment of localized forms of prostate cancer. But is this really, always, a good idea? … READ MORE …

Life, behavior, and prostate cancer risk: should you be shedding a few pounds?

The capacity of the average male human to do things that are probably not very good for his health (and to not do things that probably would be good for his health) is considerable. At the most basic level, for example, most of us here in the US don’t eat very wisely and don’t take anything like enough exercise. … READ MORE …

Four (well, really six) ways you could limit your risk for lethal prostate cancer

A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has suggested that strict adherence to a four-point healthy lifestyle may be able to lower risk for lethal forms of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

How one thing that happens in childhood may affect risk for prostate cancer

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has been pointing out (on a fairly regular basis over the past 5 years) that at least some of our risk for prostate cancer (other than the genetic risks) may be affected by what happens to us in childhood. … READ MORE …

Prostate weight and risk for positive margins at surgery

A new study has clearly shown that men with lighter (and therefore smaller) prostates are at greater risk for positive surgical margins after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) than men with heavier (and therefore larger) prostates. … READ MORE …

ADT-associated weight change in the real world

Initiation of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has long been associated with the loss of lean muscle mass and a gain in mass of fatty tissue, leading toward an overall weight gain over time. However, data from the “real world” on the degree to which ADT actually affects body mass has been very limited. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer news reports: Saturday, April 3, 2010

Today’s news reports deal with such items as:

  • The effects of antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS on the XMRV virus
  • Diet, milk, and prostate cancer etiology
  • Can saturation biopsies really identify low-risk cancers?
  • Prostate weight and prostate cancer recurrence … READ MORE …