Navigation Links
Prostate Cancer Risk and Smoking
Date:6/30/2011

NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), men with prostate cancer who smoke have increased prostate cancer-specific mortality compared to non-smokers with prostate cancer.  Smokers were also found to have a 61% increased risk of cancer recurrence after treatment. Interestingly, these increased mortality and recurrence rates were not seen in men who had quit smoking for at least 10 years. These men had similar risk profiles to those who never smoked.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/NY28444 )

In addition to what it tells us about the effects of smoking, this study also presents an important element of prevention into the general discussion of prostate cancer. While the major risk factors for the disease; age, race and family history, are well known, these factors are non-modifiable. Most doctors, therefore, recommend annual PSA screening in order to diagnose cancer as early as possible, especially for those who have high risk profiles. Unlike age, race and family history, however, smoking is a modifiable risk. According to this recent study, patients with prostate cancer who quit smoking for ten years will bring themselves back down to the risk category of those who never smoked at all.

Coincidentally, the FDA announced this week that new health warnings must be displayed on all cigarette packages and advertisements in the United States beginning no later than September 2012.  The new, larger warning labels show pictures of the effects smoking has on a person's health in graphic detail. With the ever-increasing medical evidence showing the harmful effects of smoking, there has never been a better time to quit.

For Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, the new information about smoking and prostate cancer makes all the difference. "Prostate cancer is a deadly disease, but it is not a death sentence. Men need to use all of the resources available to keep their risk as low as possible." He explained further, "Quitting smoking, as this study has shown, reduces your risk of dying from prostate cancer and of recurring once you've had treatment. And even if you've never smoked, you still need to get PSA testing annually over the age of 50 to stay in control of your health. If you have a family history of the disease, or of African American ancestry, you need to consider getting earlier PSA testing at 40."  

For those who are, unfortunately, diagnosed with prostate cancer, Dr. Samadi performs advanced, minimally-invasive robotic prostate surgery. Using his own SMART (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique) surgery, Dr. Samadi gives his patients excellent sexual and urinary quality of life after the prostate cancer treatment procedure with minimal risk of cancer recurrence. "The key is to lower your risk before diagnosis, and get PSA tested to ensure an early diagnosis. If you need to be treated, however, you'll want to choose a procedure that will eliminate the cancer while at the same time preserve your quality of life for years to come."

Dr. Samadi discusses men's health, prostate cancer prevention and prostate cancer risks associated with smoking on Fox News:

Smoking Linked to Increased Prostate Cancer Mortality‎

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzbfcp7dTsg

Prostate Cancer Prevention News - www.roboticoncology.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pew6M7hckNY

Related Links: Smart-Surgery.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE RoboticOncology.com
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Positive Results From Avanafil Post-Prostatectomy Study Featured at Cancer Survivorship Meeting
2. Patented URINOZINC® Prostate Formula Now Available at GNC Stores
3. Bayers Investigational Compound Radium-223 Chloride Met its Primary Endpoint of Significantly Improving Overall Survival in a Phase III Trial in Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone
4. Late-Breaking ASCO Data Demonstrate Circulating Tumor Cells as Potential Biomarker for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials
5. Genomic Health Presents Ten New Studies in Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancers at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
6. Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Dr. David Samadi on a High Impact Study Advocating Aggressive Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment
7. Pivotal Phase 3 Study Published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Finds Overall Survival of Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer is Significantly Improved with ZYTIGA™ (abiraterone acetate)
8. Reportlinker Adds Triple Analysis: Lymphoma, Pancreatic Cancer and Prostate Cancer
9. Reportlinker Adds Triple Analysis: Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer and Antibodies
10. Genomic Health Announces Ten Studies Covering Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancers Accepted for Presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
11. New Jersey Center for Prostate Cancer & Urology Among First in Nation to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients with PROVENGE
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), ... Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, ... agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ... sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ... 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. ... magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay ... be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for ... over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group ... Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville ... an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):