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Preventing or lowering your risk for prostate cancer is not as easy as once thought!
One of the largest studies on the effect of vitamin supplements on prostate cancer produced rather disappointing results and had to be stopped prematurely. The National Cancer Institute SELECT trial investigated whether supplementation with vitamin E, selenium, or a combination of the two can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Unfortunately, the results after five years revealed otherwise. In fact, study participants who took only vitamin E actually had a slightly increased risk of developing prostate cancer while those taking only selenium seemed to have a slightly increased risk of developing diabetes.
However, two medications had been shown to be highly effective. Finasteride 5 mg daily reduces the development of both lower grade and higher grade prostate cancers by 25 to 30%. To prevent higher grade prostate cancers, the use of statins (cholesterol-lowering medications) can be very effective, up to 60% reduction in death from prostate cancer.
Prostate Calculator | Forecast the Likelihood
This service consists of a series of "calculators" that make foreasts about medical conditions by associating information about a patient (e.g., you) with a database of information about hundreds or thousands of other patients. They use so-called "artificial intelligence" to make the predictions.
Prostate Cancer Screening | The Case For Screening
Screening for prostate cancer is a controversial topic. The concern is not that digital rectal exams and prostate specific antigen (PSA) results cannot identify early-stage cancers. Both sides agree that this is true. Opponents of regular screening suggest that positive screening results may lead to unnecessary prostate cancer treatment and needless anxiety.
Prostate PX | The Power to Predict
Prostate Px™ is a unique predictive technology able to assess a patient’s risk for prostate cancer recurrence after removal of the prostate.
RealAge | Prostate Cancer Screening Assessment Center
Learning that you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer can turn your world upside down. The RealAge Living with Cancer Center will help you make sense of your condition and show you how to help the healing process before, during, and after treatment.