Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, just behind lung cancer. While prostate cancer is a serious disease by any measure, most men diagnosed with it will survive it (98% overall 5-year survival). But in many cases, therapy for prostate cancer will be needed and surgical or radiation treatments are...Continue reading
A prostate is unusual in that it is a male-only organ, yet it is an essential one. This walnut-sized organ, located behind the bladder and below the rectum, secretes an alkaline lubricate that feeds sperm. As a man ages, the cells in his prostate may begin to operate improperly, resulting in various health problems. However,...Continue reading
It is with great sorrow that Men’s Health Network (MHN) learned of the passing of a great American, former Senator Bob Dole, in the early morning of December 5, 2021. His record of illustrious service to his country is underscored with bravery, humility and compassion for his fellow Americans. He will be sorely missed, but...Continue reading
By Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Senior Science Advisor at Men’ Health Network; and Ana Tomsic, Vice President of Men’s Health Network. Enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a very common condition that affects an estimated 42 million American men.1 BPH is unrelated to, and more common than, prostate cancer.2,3 The prevalence of BPH...Continue reading
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 248,000 men this year and kill more than 34,000, making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men. African-American men are at especially high risk. In fact, among African-American males, prostate cancer accounts for a third...
Producing his weekly show, Friday’s from The Funky Uncle to raise money and help unemployed musicians during the pandemic has been top priority for New Orleans music producer Shane Norris, even after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Norris, 61, received his first of three elevated PSA scores in March 2020, just as the Covid-19...Continue reading
With his usual directness and humility, former Kansas senator and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, 97, announced in February that he is suffering from lung cancer. It was the second time he had announced a cancer diagnosis, but less exceptional than the first time. In 1991, his office released the news that he had undergone...
A diagnosis of any type of cancer is unsettling and scary to say the least. But even more concerning is how some cancer diagnoses may conjure certain perceptions or feelings than other cancers. For example, a person who’s received a diagnosis of lung cancer, who also smoked for decades, may evoke stigma from his community...Continue reading
A Vanderbilt University study is helping men make more informed decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer. The study provides evidence about side effects of each of three methods to treat prostate cancer. Prostate cancer affects three million men in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks prostate cancer...Continue reading
In the impoverished communities of the Mississippi Delta, where prostate cancer death rates are more than 28 men per 100,000, residents were leery about the concept of research. Delta residents were deeply concerned about exploitation and feared that participating in cancer research would make them guinea pigs. So Freddie White-Johnson created a community cancer outreach...