Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results of the RADICALS-RT trial presented by Prof. Chris Parker (The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK), as well as a supportive meta-analysis of 3 trials. The analysis found no evidence that adjuvant radiotherapy improves…

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“Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer,” is the headline on the Mail Online. This is based on research from the US that asked men how often they ejaculated per month and subsequent reporting of prostate cancer. They found that men who ejaculated 21 times or more…

There is no “one-size-fits-all” diet for preventing kidney stones. Everyone is different. Your diet may not be causing your stones to form. But there are dietary changes that you can make to stop stones from continuing to form. Below are some tips. Diet Changes 1. Drink enough fluids each day. If you are not producing…

Testicular cancer starts in the male gland known as a testicle or testis (two are called testicles, or testes). Though it can affect a man or boy at any age, it is most often found in men age 15 to 44 years. It’s fairly rare and very treatable. With early diagnosis, testicular cancer can be…

Learn more about your bladder health and how to keep your bladder healthy! The bladder is a hollow, balloon shaped organ, and is mostly made of muscle. On average, the bladder holds about two cups of urine (about 16 ounces). When the bladder is empty it looks like a deflated balloon. The shape of a…

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