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Cancer Scans for Men's Health

Posted 11-19-2013 at 03:26 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 11-20-2013 at 08:53 AM by ChristaIB

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Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that can damage organs and cause a number of serious medical issues. It is a disease that must be caught early to achieve good treatment results and a speedy recovery. One of the most commonly used methods for early detection is a cancer scan.

Common Cancer Risks for Men

Men are more susceptible to certain types of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top three cancer...
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3 Top Tips for Prostate Health

Posted 09-12-2013 at 12:26 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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September is Prostate Health Awareness Month! When it comes to matters of health, a man must be vigilant about preserving the health of his prostate gland. The prostate gland is an organ located above the penis and directly below the bladder. It plays a crucial role in a man's reproductive health. The prostate produces a liquid that mixes with sperm, protecting and nourishing it as it leaves the body.

Problems with the prostate are common, which is why doctors...
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5 Nutrients That Improve Men’s Health

Posted 06-10-2013 at 02:21 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-17-2013 at 11:56 AM by ChristaIB

June is "Men's Health Month," so for this blog we are focusing on nutritional requirements. Many men tend to lack adequate amounts of certain omega-3 fatty acids.

Seafood – In addition to iodine, some seafood can provide you with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce blood pressure and the risk of developing blood clots. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two...
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My IADT3 results - third vacation period-10th month

Posted 02-07-2011 at 09:43 PM by IADT3since2000 (My IADT3 results for third vacation period - 10th month)

I haven't updated my results for a while, but I have continued to do well. I'm now in my 12th years since diagnosis with a challenging case (baseline PSA 113.6, Gleason 3+4=7 per expert, stage 3, all cores positive, scans negative), and intermittent triple androgen deprivation therapy (IADT3) plus finasteride continuously has been my sole therapy. (Plus low-dose thalidomide/vitamin B6 boosts to extend off therapy periods, bisphosphonates for bone density protection, and lifestyle tactics, mainly...
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Day 14

Posted 08-24-2010 at 10:27 AM by jic

The results are in, and the catheter is OUT, yeaaaaaaaaaaa, yippee ya hoo!!!

It's not that the catheter was all that bad, just uncomfortable at times, but not painful. There were a few times upon exiting the recliner I would forget that I was tethered and would find myself stopping short of standing up. Then there was sleeping at night, I was always conscience that the catheter had to be kept in a position that would allow my bladder to have a continuous drain, (VERY IMPORTANT)...
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