To PSA or Not to PSA: The Answer Is PSA Testing Plus…

New MRI Technology Is the Solution to the Vast Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer When PSA testing was initiated in 1990, it reduced the death rate from prostate cancer 40%, from 50,000 to 30,000 deaths per year. Yet government agencies and medical associations are now telling us to discontinue this test, despite the fact we have […]

Beyond the “All-or-Nothing” Paradigm for Prostate Cancer, Part I

When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2011, I was told unequivocally that I needed surgery or radiation. I spoke with four experienced prostate surgeons, and they all said that because of my high PSA level and multiple biopsy cores positive for cancer, radical treatment that either removed the entire prostate gland or [...]

Reducing Prostate Cancer: Fat Chance (and That’s a Good Thing)

In a previous post, we talked about how omega-3 fatty acids—as beneficial as they are in many ways—have been shown to increase prostate cancer risk, especially of the most aggressive and deadly forms. But other types of fats, including avocados, nuts, olive and vegetable oils (especially canola), and seeds, have precisely the opposite effect: they [...]

Moving Beyond the “All-or-Nothing” Paradigm for Prostate Cancer, Part II

In Part I of this article, I talked about some of the outdated—and sometimes even dangerous—approaches to diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. In this concluding part, we’ll learn about some new-, safer-, and more-effective technologies doctors are using to diagnose and treat the number one cancer in men. Perhaps one of the most important of [...]

Human Oral Papillomavirus—Now There’s a Real Mouthful

Now let’s be clear. Michael Douglas is not a doctor, nor does he play one on TV. But when he recently blamed his bout with throat cancer on having contracted Human Papillomavirus (HPV) from performing oral sex, he may have been on to something. In fact, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, HPV may be [...]

Sperm Stories,Part III

In Part I and Part II of Sperm Stories, we talked about some of the factors that can affect sperm quality and quantity. In Part III, we’ll go beyond testing sperm and talk about some interesting stories—good and bad—that have to do with using sperm in the manner nature intended: to create babies. New trends [...]