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Kanye's Dad Beat Cancer. Their Celebratory Meal Was ... Interesting

Bugs?

(Newser) - Kanye West (or "Ye," as he now likes to be called) has been making headlines as of late, stumping for Trump on Saturday Night Live and irritating the likes of Lana Del Rey with his comments on the 13th Amendment. His latest stunt involves a bonding experience with... More »

Bishop Who Enchanted Royal Wedding Has Cancer

Michael Curry says 'do say a prayer,' will have surgery Tuesday

(Newser) - Bishop Michael Curry, whose distinctly American sermon on the power of love stole the Prince Harry-Meghan Markle show , has prostate cancer, reports WJZ-TV . The Baltimore Episcopalian was diagnosed a few months ago at an annual physical, meaning he likely knew his prognosis at the time of the royal wedding. He'... More »

Is Your Cell Phone Trying to Kill You? New Study Says 'Maybe'

Study links blue-light emission with two kinds of cancer

(Newser) - Love that blue light? You might want to back away, according to a sobering new study . An international team of researchers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health has found that exposure to blue light at night may increase your risk of developing breast or prostate cancer, reports Science ... More »

Report: Mitt Romney Had Prostate Cancer

Per a CNN source who says the prognosis is good

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's name has grabbed headlines lately on the heels of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement as a likely successor. Now, news of a different sort, by way of a CNN source who says the Republican was "treated surgically" for prostate cancer over the summer at... More »

Journalist Writes Own Obituary: 'I Wish I Had Done More'

Mark Mooney died Friday of prostate cancer at 66

(Newser) - "If you are reading this, that means that I am no longer here," Mark Mooney writes in the final entry of his blog, Closing in on -30- , which he started in October 2016 after being given two years to live by a doctor. The former reporter and... More »

Ben Stiller: a Blood Test 'Saved My Life'

Actor diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago

(Newser) - Ben Stiller says he survived prostate cancer thanks to a routine test. The 50-year-old actor told the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday that a blood test used to screen for prostate cancer—known as a prostate-specific antigen test—first showed cause for alarm before an MRI and biopsy confirmed he... More »

Treating Early Prostate Cancer Doesn't Save Lives

10-year survival rate is equal for men who choose treatment over monitoring

(Newser) - There is no difference in the survival rate for men with early prostate cancer who opt for treatment, such as surgery or radiation, and those who simply monitor their cancer, a new study found. In fact, the 10-year survival rate was so high—99%—that researchers are calling into question... More »

Bionic Butt Could Lead to Better Prostate Exams

Next up: one for gynecological training

(Newser) - Let's face it, the medical standard for diagnosing the second most common cancer in men is rather, well, unrefined: a doctor inserts his or her index finger into the anus and feels around for any hard masses on the prostate gland. It should be no surprise, then, that men... More »

'Bad' Carbs Nearly Double Cancer Risk

The link is especially strong to prostate cancer

(Newser) - Meat is often the bad guy linked to higher cancer rates: The World Health Organization says bacon is carcinogenic and red meats in general "probably" are, while grilling meats is linked to higher kidney cancer rates . But researchers out of New York University report in ScienceDaily that their latest... More »

Ex-WWE Star Bret Hart Fights 'Toughest Battle': Cancer

Says he'll 'wage fearsome fight' against prostate cancer

(Newser) - The ex-professional wrestler known to his fans as "The Hitman" has just taken a hit of his own. Bret Hart has prostate cancer, he told fans in an Instagram post Monday, and he says he'll be having surgery within days, ESPN reports. "Mark Helprin wrote: 'We... More »

Sleeping With 20+ Women Cuts Guys' Cancer Risk

Possibly because of frequent ejaculation

(Newser) - One defense against prostate cancer may be promiscuity. A study of men in Montreal finds that those who'd slept with more than 20 women had a 28% lower risk of prostate cancer than did men who'd had sex with just one woman, CBS News reports. As for virgins,... More »

Is Prostate Cancer an STD?

Researchers link it to infection

(Newser) - Prostate cancer may be tied to an infection transmitted during sex, researchers report. They call for more investigation into the possibility that the cancer could be associated with trichomoniasis, the world's most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection. Trichomoniasis affects some 275 million people, the BBC reports, and many have... More »

Palin Nemesis, Author Joe McGinniss Dead at 71

'Fatal Vision' writer, Palin provocateur suffered from prostate cancer

(Newser) - Joe McGinniss, the bestselling author of books that ranged from politics to true crime, and more recently the provocateur behind the most famous fence in Wasilla , has died at the age of 71. McGinniss announced last year that he'd been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer; he died yesterday in... More »

How We Die Author Dies at Home, Age 83

Nuland 'wasn't scared of death,' daughter says

(Newser) - Dr. Sherwin Nuland, whose book How We Die sparked national debate over end-of-life decisions, has died from prostate cancer at his Connecticut home. The 83-year-old surgeon's award-winning 1994 book on death argued that death with dignity was rare and doctors too often tried to prolong life when further treatment... More »

Prostate Tests Unnecessary After All: Urologists

American Urological Association changes its tune on PSA screening

(Newser) - The American Urological Association did a pretty drastic about-face today, saying that it no longer recommends routine prostate cancer blood screenings for men under 55, and that men aged 55 to 69 should consult their doctors about the risks before undergoing a test. Until now, the group had been a... More »

74 Genetic Markers Found for Major Cancers

Results could help scientists fine-tune tests in coming years

(Newser) - A huge, international cancer study has identified 74 DNA regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers, more than doubling the number of genetic markers known, reports the Los Angeles Times . The Collaborative Oncological Gene-environment Study, or COGS, combined the research on 250,000 people around the world to create... More »

New Prostate Cancer Weapon: Estrogen Skin Patches?

Potential way around menopause-like side effects

(Newser) - Today's prostate cancer treatments carry the risk of side effects reminiscent of menopause, but scientists may have found a way around the problem. Estrogen-releasing skin patches appear to be a safer way to treat the disease, scientists found in a study comparing patches to drug injections in 254 patients.... More »

Jerry Brown Has Prostate Cancer

California governor being treated after early-stage diagnosis

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early-stage prostate cancer, his office announced today. The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course of conventional radiotherapy for "localized prostate cancer," the statement said. Brown's "prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be... More »

Ian McKellen Doesn't Have Cancer: Agent

Interview was taken out of context, rep says

(Newser) - Gossip outlets were abuzz this week with the news that Ian McKellen, aka Gandalf and/or Magneto, has prostate cancer—but now his agent says that isn't so. McKellen apparently told the Daily Mirror , in an article published Monday, that he's had the disease "for six or seven... More »

Soda a Day Sends Prostate Risk Soaring

Pasta, rice, cereal also pose cancer threat: study

(Newser) - Soda's dangers extend well beyond your teeth. Drinking an 11-ounce soft drink daily raises a man's risk of aggressive prostate cancer by a whopping 40%, a study finds. And while you're reducing your soda intake, you may want to take a look at your rice and pasta... More »

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