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URO TODAY: Eating food with high trans fat content increases the risk of prostate cancer – but other possible risks like cholesterol, total proteins, total fat, mono-unsaturated fats, poly-unsaturated fats, mono-saccharides and total carbohydrates don’t rate.

These are the findings of a survey of 1800 men across eight Canadian provinces. READ MORE>

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UK TELEGRAPH: Merely having asthma increases a man’s likelihood of developing prostate cancer by 26 per cent and inhalers don’t help. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Statin use is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer diagnosis, a survey of nearly 2500 men found. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Older prostate cancer patients should be treated according to their health, not age, says an international panel of geriatric oncology specialists. READ MORE>

The panel calls for a revamp of international guidelines and says for this purpose older men – the average age of prostate cancer patients is 68 – can be divided into four groups:

  • “Healthy” patients (controlled co-morbidity, fully independent in daily living activities, no malnutrition) should get the same treatment as younger patients.
  • “Vulnerable” patients (reversible impairment) should get standard treatment after medical intervention.
  • “Frail” patients (irreversible impairment) should have adapted treatment.
  • “Terminal” patients should have symptomatic palliative treatment.

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MSNBC: A large study in Japan into possible genetic causes for prostate cancer has uncovered five new gene variants which have never been seen in previous studies in Caucasians. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Men who develop prostate cancer – especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that spread throughout the body – tend to retain denser bones as they age than men who stay free of the disease. READ MORE>

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DAILY TELEGRAPH: A study of UK hospital patients found those whose ring finger on the right hand was significantly longer than the index finger were more likely to get the disease than those fingers were roughly same length. READ MORE>

However, Mike Scott at the New Prostate Cancer Infolink says such claims are at best unproven. READ MORE>

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