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Prostate cancer

PSA Tests – To Do or Not To Do

May 31st, 2012|Categories: Books and Resources, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week the 2011 US Preventive Services Task Force draft policy for prostate cancer was released. . They gave PSA tests a D rating, indicating that it was one of the following: 1) of no benefit 2) it was not recommended, or 3) that the harm outweighs the good. The concern appears to be related to the fact that an elevated PSA test often leads to unnecessary biopsies, which in turn can lead to treatments that can result in severe side effects.  These concerns are valid. However, to encourage the elimination of a PSA screening is similar to “throwing [...]

Prostate Cancer – Is It Better To Be Poor?

May 7th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Hormone Testing|Tags: , , , , |

One often is under the impression that the wealthy have the advantage of better access to health care.  However, this is not always the case.  Perhaps if Steve Jobs took better advantage of what alternative medicine has to offer he may have had a different outcome – it certainly could not have been worse. Recently, Warren Buffett, 81, announced that he has prostate cancer.  He is certainly in a position to obtain the best advice money can buy.  He has a condition that can be approached from a number of different directions, obviously a situation that can benefit from [...]

Hormonal Balance Is Important For Both Sexes!

January 29th, 2012|Categories: Hormonal Balance and Wellness, Men and Hormone Therapy, Menopause/Andropause|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every system in the body, at any age, is controlled by hormones. Accordingly, at any age, hormones can be out of balance and this factor can give rise to certain symptoms, or,moreseriously, certain conditions. In spite of their importance to our health, doctors receive relatively little information about hormones during their training. Instead, emphasis is placed on using prescription drugs to treat the symptoms of disease rather than getting hormones into balance to eliminate the problem. To demonstrate how pervasive hormonal imbalance is, two columns will be presented. One will represent the symptoms that can occur, and the next [...]