Your prostate – a very busy gland

Your prostate – a very busy gland

Ask any man “what does your prostate gland do” and some may be able to answer with one or two functions while others may simply shrug their shoulders indicating “I don’t know.”  What may surprise many men is the variety and number of tasks this small gland performs.  The size of a walnut, the prostate gland is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder surrounding the urethra.  Over the course of a day, it has plenty of things to do keeping it busy.

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Men – minimize your risk of prostate cancer

Men – minimize your risk of prostate cancer

Everyone most likely knows of a man in their life who has had prostate cancer.  What many people may not be as aware of is just how common it is.  Other than non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, with lung cancer ranked as the leading cause.

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Radiation therapy for treating prostate cancer

Radiation therapy for treating prostate cancer

One of the methods of treatment for prostate cancer is with radiation therapy. This can be used alone or in combination with hormonal treatment for treating prostate cancer. Radiation is sometimes used after prostate cancer surgery as another option to destroy any remaining cancer cells and to relive pain from metastatic cancer.  Using radiation is most effective when the cancer has not spread beyond the prostate even though it can still be used if the cancer has spread to other nearby tissue. 

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4 foods to avoid for prostate health

4 foods to avoid for prostate health

Any man who wants to have a healthy prostate should pay careful attention to his food choices.  Choose too many of not-so-healthy foods and his prostate may pay the price.  Men are notorious for loving their big beefy steaks, triple bacon cheeseburgers and fried foods which do no favors for his prostate health. 

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