Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day in the US, which is June 9-15, 2014. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of…

Alpha inhibitors and Prostate Cancer For some time now there has existed some uncertainty about the role that 5 alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARis) may play in the development of prostate cancer. An earlier study had suggested that although reducing the risk of non-aggressive prostate cancers by around 30%, use of these agents might be responsible…

The benefits of prostate cancer robotic surgery A recent study by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has found that robotic surgery has better health benefits for patients and can save the health system money. The large-scale study shows that men who underwent robotic-assisted surgery had shorter hospital stays and required less follow-up prostate cancer treatment. The…

On Sunday more than 125,000 people came together across Australia to take part in the Mother’s Day Classic fun run and raise support for Breast Cancer research. My family and I took part in the Gold Coast run and it was great to see so many people supporting such an important cause. In Australia breast…

When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer his family and friends can be left feeling helpless. This feeling is only worsened if you live far away – but there are plenty of ways you can help. Here are some ideas to help you get started. 1. Deal with your own feelings first Prostate cancer…

This year the Pirtek fishing challenge returned for another big day of fishing and cancer fundraising. It was bigger and better than ever before, attracting 8500 anglers from across Australia – that’s less than half the number of men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Catch a fish, take a photo, throw…

Researchers at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have made a discovery that could help create a new way to treat cancer. Their findings show that a protein called MCL-1 helps a number of cancers to stay alive. Cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma rely on MCL-1 to sustain their survival and cancer cell expansion….

Prostate Cancer in Australian men Written by Dr Eamonn McAteer & Dr David Homewood, Radiologists and Partners, South Coast Radiology. Prostate cancer has become the most significant major malignancy of Australian men (30% of cancers in males) and is responsible for 3,300 deaths annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, yet diagnosing this…

Have you noticed coloured hair and shaved heads increasing in number lately? Get ready to see more because it’s that time of year again where thousands of people take part in The World’s Greatest Shave to raise vital funds for blood cancer. I was honoured to take part for the first time this morning and…

 

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