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Men’s Health Month: What should I ask at the doctor’s office?

Men are half as likely as women to go to the doctor in a two year-period and twice as likely to admit never seeing a doctor in their adult lives, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in his […]

ICYMI, May 18, 2018

Feature Story More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men’s sexual health without increasing their risk of […]

USPSTF releases new finalized recommendations for prostate cancer screening

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2018 – The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) yesterday released new finalized recommendations on prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures the level of PSA in the blood of men. The recommendations say that for men ages 55 to 69, prostate cancer screening is up […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As summer comes to an end it’s time to get serious, not just about work and other responsibilities, but about your health. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a critical time to discuss your prostate health with your doctor. Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men […]

ICYMI: June 23, 2017

Feature Story Senate GOP finally unveils secret health care bill; currently lacks votes to pass THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (CNN) — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the 142-page […]

ICYMI: May 5, 2017

Feature Story House Narrowly Passes GOP Health Care Bill By the slimmest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican plan to replace Obamacare Thursday afternoon, sending the measure to a skeptical Senate where it is almost certain to change shape. Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213, just one […]

ICYMI: April 28, 2017

Feature Story When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (The New York Times) — When Angela Durden found out that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene mutation, she decided to share the information with her daughter, Alexis, who was 14 at the time. That meant […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. April 14, 2017

Power. Progress. Prevention. The Foundation’s Advocacy Newsletter April 14, 2017 USPSTF releases new draft recommendations on PSA testing for prostate cancer The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released new draft recommendations on prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood. […]

ICYMI: April 14, 2017

Feature Story Men Should Ask About Prostate Cancer Test, Panel Advises TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (NBC News) — The controversial PSA blood test can save some men’s lives from prostate cancer, an influential federal panel said in new screening guidelines. Every man between the ages of 55 and 69 is advised to talk to their […]

ICYMI: March 24, 2017

Feature Story Sometimes, Cancer Is Just Bad Luck THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (Bloomberg) — Don’t smoke. Wear sunscreen. Eat broccoli. Avoid couches? For decades, the public has been warned of the link between exposure to all sorts of toxins and cancer. But according to a new study published on Thursday in Science, two-thirds of the […]