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The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for the year 2015, that there would be about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer. Did you know that about 1 in 7 men would be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime?
What is Prostate Cancer?
Men’s health week is to spread the awareness of being healthy, with encouragement to early detection and treatment among men and boys. Did you know that leading causes of death in men and boys are cancer, heart disease, and accidents (unintentional injuries)?
10 Major Health Problems among Men:
New cases of prostate cancer number about 233,000 annually, making it the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the USA. But how much do you know about prostate cancer? Let’s take a look at some of the myths about the disease and also learn facts about prostate cancer.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have elevated levels of a key stress hormone, according to a new study.
Diabetes and Cancer: What's the Connection?
Certain cancers, such as breast, pancreatic, and colon cancer have often been associated with particular metabolic diseases, of which diabetes is the most familiar example. While the link between diabetes and cancer is well documented, a basic understanding of diabetes demonstrates why the reasoning behind it seems so paradoxical.
Recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, research from the McMaster University demonstrated that Metformin, a drug prescribed to help manage and treat type II diabetes additionally halts the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy.
In a recent and massive study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, the gene expression data of 22 tumors has successfully identified multiple metabolic expression changes that are commonly associated with cancer. Their findings were published in Nature Biotechnology
Childhood Obesity in America
Additionally obese and overweight children are 70% more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease later in life and are at higher risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Obese and overweight children are significantly more likely to develop prediabetes, a medical condition where glucose levels indicate an extreme risk for developing diabetes. Thankfully prediabetes can be managed in its early stages with diet, exercise, and utilization of diabetic support groups.