Navigation Links
Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study
Date:7/30/2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer are more likely to die from other conditions, such as heart disease, than from their cancer, a new study finds.

Living a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent chronic diseases can prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, the researchers added.

"Our study is the first to analyze specific causes of death among men with prostate cancer," said lead researcher Mara Epstein, a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

Most men who died from prostate cancer over several decades of the study were men diagnosed when they were older or diagnosed before the advent of screening for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), she noted.

"We hope the study will have an impact on the clinical management of men who receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer," Epstein said.

"We hope it will encourage physicians to use the diagnosis as a teachable moment to encourage men to modify lifestyle factors, like losing weight, increasing physical activity and stopping smoking," she explained. "We believe that adopting a healthier lifestyle may reduce a man's risk of other chronic medical conditions that ultimately account for more deaths among men with prostate cancer than the disease itself."

The report was published July 25 in the online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

For the study, Epstein's team used the U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program and the Swedish Cancer and Cause of Death registries to collected data on the causes of death among more than 700,000 men.

U.S. deaths were for 1973 through 2008; for Swedish men it was 1961 through 2008, the team noted.

Over these periods, 52 percent of the Swedish men with prostate cancer died, as did 30 percent of American men with prostate cancer in the study.

Of these deaths, h
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
2. 2 genetic deletions in human genome linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer
3. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer
4. Study examines adverse effects among different radiation therapies for prostate cancer
5. Study Casts Doubt on Value of Pricey Prostate Cancer Therapy
6. Warren Buffett Has Early Stage Prostate Cancer
7. Genetic abnormalities in benign or malignant tissues predict relapse of prostate cancer
8. PSA screening to detect prostate cancer can be beneficial to younger and at-risk men
9. Mayo Clinic researchers discover biomarkers for prostate cancer detection, recurrence
10. Quality of care, other issues may cause worse results in black prostate cancer surgery patients
11. Higher hospital volume more important than surgeon experience in outcome of prostate cancer surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a ... curricula, upgrading Internet access and providing cutting-edge skills ... first substantial publication by participants of the $130 ... 225 authors detailed progress being made at the ... being published today by the journal Academic ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , Resistance to artemisinin, the main drug to ... among the Plasmodium falciparum ( P. ... is likely caused by a genetic mutation in ... combination therapyas opposed to a standard three-day coursehas ... according to findings published today in the ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... the United States, at least 2,000 Americans die from extreme ... Heat waves, heat stroke or sun stroke caused nearly ... and 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... loss of body heat -- accounted for 63 percent of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It can happen in an ... dresser or computer monitor and gets critically injured when the ... young child should look around their homes and imagine what ... Imagining it is better than it becoming a reality," Dr. ... said in a college news release. Between 2009 and ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 SF Cable, ... at the lowest prices on the internet with guaranteed ... in two lengths and two colors. These lightning cords ... , The high quality SF Cable Lightning ... with digital signal delivering faster charging and syncing. Compatible ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 2Health News:Journal supplement details progress in African medical education 3Health News:Resistance to key malaria drug spreading at alarming rate in Southeast Asia 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 2Health News: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC 3Health News:Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids 2Health News:SF Cable Delivers Certified Lightning Cable in Multiple Sizes and Colors 2
... ... 28th Hysterectomy Conference, Saturday April 23rd at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. , ... (PRWEB) March 3, 2010 -- Congresswoman ... Conference , Saturday April 23rd at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. , , ,Maloney, ...
... ... ... ... ...
... , , ... ... ... ...
... ... some dietary supplements, including two popular weight loss supplements, according to new tests ... two weight loss products and ConsumerLab.com noted concern for potential side-effects from products ... with 7-keto DHEA supplements. , ...
... ... the pounds in a fitness competition to claim coveted tech prizes. , ... Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus) March 3, 2010 -- It doesn,t ... just a few, sweet tech prizes., , , , ,"Mention ,iPad, or ,Dell Mini 5, and ...
... , ... Councils, a division of PRISM International, Inc., released its Top 25 recipient list for the ... presented during the Diversity Council Honors Award Reception at the 2010 Linkage Summit on Leading ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Congresswoman Maloney To Be Keynote Speaker: Momentum Builds for Hysterectomy Informed Consent Legislation 2Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 2Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 3Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 4Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 5Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 6Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 7Health News:Cardiac Science Sets Date for Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results Release and Conference Call 8Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 2Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 3Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 4Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 5Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 6Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 7Health News:Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 2010 Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference in Beijing 8Health News:ConsumerLab.com Finds Carcinogenic form of Chromium in Supplements, Including Those for Weight Loss 2Health News:ConsumerLab.com Finds Carcinogenic form of Chromium in Supplements, Including Those for Weight Loss 3Health News:ConsumerLab.com Finds Carcinogenic form of Chromium in Supplements, Including Those for Weight Loss 4Health News:SEO.com Slims Down in Company Fitness Contest 2Health News:The Association of Diversity Councils Announces Its 2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ Recipients 2Health News:The Association of Diversity Councils Announces Its 2010 Diversity Council Honors Award™ Recipients 3
(Date:7/30/2014)... ARBOR, Mich. , July 30, 2014 Advanced ... first quarter (ending June 27, 2014) financial results on Monday, ... will be released after the close of the market and ... discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the same ... Richard Kurtz (CEO and Director), Rob Risser ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014 In conjunction with ... 2014 financial results press release, you are invited to ... live over the internet on Thursday, August 7, 2014 ... A live audio webcast of the presentation ... http://www.durect.com and clicking "Investor Relations."  If you are ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Research and Markets has ... - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. ... estimated to grow at a lower CAGR in developed countries; however, ... as China , India , ... The growth of the hematology analyzers and reagents market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Photonix to Webcast Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Earnings 2DURECT Corporation Invites You to Join its Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call 2Hematology Analyzers & Reagents Market - Forecasts to 2019 2
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Low-profile, hand-held instrument....
Low-profile, hand-held instrument....
Medicine Products: