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PLCO Screening Study To Enter Third Stage
Fear Of Screening Contributes To Undetected Prostate Cancer
Tomato Products May Ward Off Prostate Cancer
New Health Guidelines Emphasize Physical Activity
Celebrity Chefs are Joining the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
More Than Half of California Men Fail to Take Their Prostate Health Seriously

PLCO Screening Study To Enter Third Stage


Entering its ninth year, the National Cancer Institute's PLCO trial plans to stop accepting participants this September and move into the screening stage of the trial, according to an institute report. The study is assessing the effect screening tests have on PLCO cancer-related deaths. Results are expected by 2015
Source: www3.cancer.gov/prevention/plco/news/winter-2001/notes.html

Fear Of Screening Contributes To Undetected Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer kills black men at a 60% higher rate than white men. Many men are embarrassed to get tested or are ignorant about what the test involves. "I believe there is a lot of distrust among minority groups for mainstream medical care," one medical expert says. The Providence Journal
Source: www.projo.com/report/html/health/07105971.htm

Tomato Products May Ward Off Prostate Cancer


A new study shows men who consume tomato products two or more times a week, or the equivalent amount of tomato ketchup, can reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant thought to protect against cancer by absorbing oxygen-free radicals and cut the risk of cancer by 36%. The findings are based on a 12-year study of 47,000 men between the ages of 47 and 75. The research is from the American National Cancer Institute. MORE
Source: www.projo.com/report/html/health/07105971.htm

New Health Guidelines Emphasize Physical Activity


The American Cancer Society has released new guidelines that underscore the importance of physical activity. The guidelines take into account children's need for daily exercises. The society's director of nutrition and physical activity recommends walking to do errands as a cancer prevention measure.
Source: www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/conditions/02/27/cancer.guidelines/index.html

Celebrity Chefs are Joining the Fight Against Prostate Cancer


Experts believe that eating healthily can ward off the disease, and now Delia Smith and Ainsley Harriot have come up with some special recipes for the Prostate Cancer Charity which are low in red meat and high in fish and vegetables.
Source: visit www.prostatecancer.org.uk

More Than Half of California Men Fail to Take Their Prostate Health Seriously


Do you know what your prostate does? Have you had your prostate checked lately? Talked to your doctor about what you need to do to keep your prostate healthy? Probably not if you're like many American men. In fact, more than half (52 percent) of men in California are not very or not at all concerned with their prostate health, compared with 46 percent of American men overall, according to a national survey released today by Food-Nutrition Inc. and conducted by Harris Interactive(SM). But if men do not start making their prostate health a priority now, they could face potential health risks later. Nearly three million American men experience prostate concerns(1), often because they ignore the warning signs until it is too late. And, poor prostate function can lead to urinary tract concerns and other health issues. However, 26 percent of California men surveyed could not identify any of the signs associated with prostate concerns, compared with 22 percent nationally. Not only are men in the dark about which signs are linked to prostate health, they are not seeking information about the issue either. Only one-third of California men surveyed have talked to their doctor about their prostate health. "Don't wait until a concern arises", advises legendary Golfer Arnold Palmer

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