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Prostate cancer

Less educated Americans encounter higher cancer risks—study

The American Cancer Society’s annual cancer report unveiled Friday reveals that less educated Americans confront higher cancer risks as compared to their educated counterparts.

Brisk walking may cut risk of prostate cancer progression--study

Fighting prostate cancer is just a matter of walking briskly now! Men diagnosed with early stage of prostate cancer can cut the risk of progression of the disease by just brisk walking, claims a new study.

Finger length matters! It may predict your prostate cancer risk

Several studies have linked increased milk consumption and exposure to asbestos, lead or pesticides to chances of developing lethal or metastasized prostate cancer. Now a new has found that a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer lies on the length of his fingers!

Montgomery says he has prostate cancer

Nashville -- U.S. country music star Eddie Montgomery has announced he is to undergo treatment for prostate cancer starting next month.

Montgomery, 47, is a member of the band Montgomery Gentry.

"I will be undergoing surgery to remove the cancerous tumor in December," Gentry said in a statement issued to

"I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans!" he added. "Please keep my family and I in your prayers."

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Experimental drug shows promise in advanced prostate cancer

There is new hope for men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

FTC says POM juice's claims of health benefits are fake

POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice isn’t so health beneficial as its makers claim, according to the U.S. federal regulators. They accused the pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful of making bogus health claims about its products.

Actor Harold Gould dead at 86

Woodland Hills, Calif. -- Veteran character actor Harold Gould has died of prostate cancer at a nursing home in Woodland Hills, Calif., his family said. He was 86.

Gould -- familiar to movie and TV viewers as the con man Kid Twist in "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls" -- died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community, his daughter-in-law, Leah Gould, told the Los Angeles Times.

The former college drama professor from Schenectady, N.Y., also appeared in "Inside Daisy Clover," "Harper," "Silent Movie," "Love and Death," "Patch Adams" and "Freaky Friday," as well as the TV shows "Police Story," "The Twilight Zone" and "I Dream of Jeannie."

PSA screening leads to overdiagnosis, often aggressive follow-up

Majority of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer resort to aggressive treatment plans like radiation or radical surgery, increasing their risk of serious side effects, findings of a new study show.

KISS manager Bill Aucoin dies of cancer

Los Angeles -- Bill Aucoin, KISS's original manager, has died of complications from a battle with prostate cancer, the U.S. rock band said on its Web site Monday.

The group described Aucoin, 66, as a "mentor and dear friend."

"He was instrumental in guiding us from the beginning and without his vision, leadership and unending dedication, we could never have scaled the heights we have reached," KISS said in its posting.

The band remembered Aucoin as someone who "loved life and lived it to the fullest."

Father's Day 2010: hundreds run/walk for prostate cancer awareness

The Father's Day race against prostate cancer has become a yearly tradition in many regions in the United States. Commemorating Father's Day on Sunday, hundreds in the nation participated in the in the races organized by their communities to raise awareness and money to fight the lethal disease.