Prostate Cancer

Detecting Prostate Cancer Early Was The Best Call I Ever Made

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

I have enjoyed living and working in Toronto for the past 35 years, calling Blue Jays games across our great country. But I have also enjoyed just as much sharing my story during the month of Movember in hopes of helping other men realize how valuable early detection is in fighting prostate cancer at the most treatable stages.

9 Questions About Your Prostate Answered

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

There is no conclusive evidence that men can prevent prostate cancer but a lot of research is being done to look at diet and physical activity as well as supplementation (for example, with vitamins). The most important thing you can do is yearly screening with a PSA test and DRE after age 50; because although we may not know the most effective ways to prevent prostate cancer now, we know that early detection is key...

Ben Stiller Reveals He Had Prostate Cancer

AFP/Relax News | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Living

"If I hadn't taken the test — my doctor started giving it to me at 46 — I would not have known."

Little Doubt This Acne Bacteria Plays A Role In Prostate Cancer

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

When the results came back, the bacterium was found in 60 per cent of the prostate cancer cases, as opposed to 26 per cent of the controls. Although the team had hoped to see 100 per cent presence in tumours and zero in the controls, the results were still significant.

Bret Hart Gets Tough Against Prostate Cancer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Alberta

He's pushing for all men to get tested.

Cancer Research Needs Collaboration, Not Competition

Adam Garone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Impact
Adam Garone

Collaboration itself is not a new word, but for the world of cancer research it's an innovative approach. My view is that we need to collaborate to maximize investment and increase research capabilities. Personal interests such as profit, competition, rivalry or recognition need to be put aside.

Bret 'Hitman' Hart Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis."

Prostate Cancer Patients Can Reduce Suffering Through Yoga

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living

Yoga really is a mind body and soul experience.

Instead Of Growing Moustaches, These Guys Filmed Their Prostate Exams

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Living

Butt really, you too should get it checked out this month.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Inconsistencies Found In Canada

CBC | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Living

For low-risk prostate cancer, surgery might not be the best option.

Don't Panic About Cancer-Causing Meat Just Yet

Talia Zenlea, MD | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Living
Talia Zenlea, MD

When you read that processed meat has "Grade 1" status, just like cigarette smoking, arsenic, or asbestos, it just means that the WHO is confident in the relationship between processed meat and cancer - NOT that processed meat is as likely to cause cancer as cigarette smoking is.

Why Men Should Orgasm Every Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living

It's time to make more room for masturbation and sex. A lot more room. According to a recent study from Harvard Medical School, men between the ag...

How To Prevent Prostate Cancer Through Nutrition and Exercise

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Excessive alcohol consumption is thought to be a significant risk factor for developing prostate cancer. You should definitely be limiting alcohol to no more than 14 drinks per week.  If you are trying to lose weight as discussed, you should limit alcohol to 7 drinks per week.

Prostate Cancer Risk Decreases When You Have Sex With 20 Or More Women: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Living

Men are less likely to develop prostate cancer if you've slept with several women. That's the main conclusion from a study out of the University of...

Health Canada Is Not Into Prostate Cancer PSA Tests

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A national task force that produces guidelines for doctors says PSA testing should not be used to screen men for possible prostate cancer be...

How I Got Through My 16-Year Journey With Prostate Cancer

Ron Grant | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Ron Grant

One of my biggest takeaways from my 16-year journey with this disease is the power of a positive outlook. Facing a diagnosis with advanced prostate cancer can be extremely upsetting and I've been able to stay optimistic by having a strong support system by my side.

Good Germs May Help Fight This Deadly Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg While the overall success of chemotherapy is rising, the challenge of the double-edged sword with respect to the immune system has led scientists to wonder if the side effects can be resolved by good germs. Last week, the answer was revealed -- at least in mice. ALSO ON HUFFPOST:

How A Mo Grows Throughout Movember

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Living

It's the end of November, and if you have yet to see a guy who looks like he's straight out of the '70s, you probably haven't been looking closely eno...

I'll Never Forget the Moment I was Diagnosed With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Don Konantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Don Konantz

On an idle Tuesday in February at 4:30 p.m., I learned that the statistic "one in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer" became, for me, one in one. I'll never forget that moment. My life's blackboard just went blank. I thought I had done everything right: eating a healthy diet, getting checked regularly, exercising -- but there it was on the biopsy.

Scary Side Effect Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new study raises a red flag about a therapy commonly used in advanced prostate cancer.The work suggests that what's known as androgen depr...

'Sharp-Shooter' Cancer Drug Could Be Breakthrough

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A team of Canadian and U.S. researchers has developed a new "sharp-shooter" drug they hope may be a breakthrough in treating several types o...

8 Self-Exams For Men's Health

Everyday Health | Chris Iliades, MD | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living

By Chris Iliades, MD, Everyday Health According to a men's health survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), more than ...

What I Learned This Week: Charity Starts at Home

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Andy Nulman

Now, I give a lot of money and a lot of time to charitable causes. Yet many times I find myself dressed up and wondering "Just who/what am I raising money for tonight?" But if you give without thought, without conviction, without understanding what you can REALLY do to help, what are you really giving?

MOfficials Put Prostate Cancer In The Penalty Box

Heather Magee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

I sat down with Justin Hull, participating Mo Bro and founding member of the MOfficials, to discuss his team's involvement. The group is comprised of linesmen and referees from the Western Hockey League who have joined forces in an effort to raise $47,700. Their goal matches the number of Canadian men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 and 2012.

I Was Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer, Now What?

Dan Hennessey | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Living
Dan Hennessey

I received a call in early January 2006 telling me that I had prostate cancer and suggesting a treatment -- surgery. As a 49-year-old healthy and, yes, hockey playing Canadian, cancer was the last thing on my mind Well they say things happen for a reason but I was having trouble figuring out just what that meant.