Tag - prostate cancer

Support groups aid patients in cancer care

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer… three of the more common cancers diagnosed in the country. But even with all of those patients living in America, it would be tough to find people who aren’t feeling alone in the fight for their life. That’s why support groups and the help they offer can...

Modified prostate cancer surgery offers men better recovery

Dr. Rabii Madi, director of Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at the Georgia Cancer Center, believes the Retzius-Sparing method for prostate cancer surgery can help men get back to a normal routine faster than tradition surgery. The benefits include regaining urine control sooner, as well as...

One man’s mission to offer help to male cancer patients

A male breast cancer survivor wants to make sure his fellow men have access to the treatment options needed to win their own fight against cancer. Cecil Herrin joined leaders from the Georgia Cancer Center Thursday to donate $52,134.15 raised during the second annual Cecil Herrin’s Men’s Breast and...

Helping dad make a healthy choice about prostate cancer screening

This weekend, families across the country will celebrate “dad” with funny cards, gifts and plenty of food, too. And while it’s all fun and games now, it may also be the perfect time to talk about your dad’s health. That’s because a group monitoring prostate cancer has released new guidelines for...

Medical Minute discusses an unhealthy role of protein

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to have another unhealthy role. Id1 (eye-d-one) reduces...

Protein hampers the positive power of brown and beige fat

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to also diminish the energy burning power of brown fat, scientists report. Their studies of the protein Id1 also show high levels reduce conversion of unhealthy white fat to a more energy burning beige. Their...

June 21st Lecture: Important Issues in Prostate Cancer Pathology

Thomas Wheeler, MD, is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology and has served over 35 years in academic, consultative, and director/clinical roles with leading University medical centers and healthcare enterprises. He will be giving a presentation on...

New target identified for reducing cancer metastasis

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A protein that is constantly expressed by cancer cells and quiescent in healthy ones appears to be a solid target for reducing cancer’s ability to spread, scientists report. The WASF3 protein enables cancer cell invasion, and by interrupting its relationship with another protein that...

Coping with cancer: 5 ways to fight back

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Before the books close on 2015, an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases will be detected, according to the American Cancer Society. Any number of organs and tissues can be affected – prostate cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men; and for women, it’s breast...

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