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VIDEO: Dr. Robert Hamilton, “Hormones, hormone therapy and prostate cancer”

July 2013 Scotiabank Awareness Night “Hormones, hormone therapy and prostate cancer”       Dr. Robert J Hamilton MD, MPH, FRCSC  Surgical Oncologist, The Princess Margaret University Health Network  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery (Urology), University of Toronto Testosterone and related hormones that together we call “androgens” play a role in every aspect of prostate cancer…from reducing chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reducing progression of low risk prostate cancer, as an additive to radiation therapy, to suppressing growth in patients with advanced cancers. Dr. Hamilton presents the role of androgens and hormone therapy across the landscape of prostate …

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5 Ways to Prevent Unnecessary Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Now that the government panels and medical associations no longer recommend PSA testing, consider this: in the 1980s, before PSA testing, 50,000 men died annually from prostate cancer. In the 1990s, with PSA testing, 30,000 died annually. PSA testing saved 20,000 men each year (about 25,000 now) from slow, painful deaths from prostate cancer. And they are telling us to stop doing this test? Consider: 50,000 prostatectomies are performed each year for prostate cancer, yet 40,000 of these surgeries are unnecessary. The numbers are similar for radiation therapy. This is why mainstream medicine has retreated from routine PSA testing. Retreating …

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Two fat swaps that stop cancer

A new headline-grabbing report reveals the amazing power of two crucial “fat swaps” to protect guys against fatal prostate cancer. We think this way of eating could slash breast cancer risk, too. Just make two changes: Choose vegetable-based fats – extra virgin olive and canola oil, nuts and seeds, avocado – over animal fats. Read the article.

Drinking more than five cups of tea ‘cuts risk of prostate cancer by a third’

Drinking five or more cups of tea a day lowers the risk of advanced prostate cancer by a third, research shows. Men who drink five or more cups daily have a 33 per cent lower risk of developing stage IV prostate cancer, scientists found. They also have a 25 per cent reduced risk of reaching stage II, compared with those who drink just one cup a day. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2379696/Drinking-cups-tea-cuts-risk-prostate-cancer-third.html#ixzz2bhWuGD53

Soy, tomato combo may be effective in preventing prostate cancer

Monday, August 05, 2013 3:00 PM URBANA, Ill. — Tomatoes and soy foods may be more effective in preventing prostate cancer when they are eaten together than when either is eaten alone, according to a University of Illinois study. “In our study, we used mice that were genetically engineered to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer,” said John Erdman, a U of I professor of food science and nutrition. “Even so, half the animals that had consumed tomato and soy had no cancerous lesions in the prostate at study’s end. All mice in the control group — no soy, …

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