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The role inflammation plays in prostate cancer has been debated. Studies have shown inflammation increases and decreases prostate cancer risks. A new study suggests inflammation could be a good sign.
Male hormones, called androgens, drive prostate cancer. When used to treat prostate cancer, hormone therapy is designed to lower androgen levels. Once prostate cancer no longer responds to this treatment, it’s called castration- or castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
Cholesterol lowering medications called statins are among the most commonly prescribed medicines in the US. New research is suggesting these medications may lower more than cholesterol in prostate cancer patients.
An interesting fact: severe acne is linked to higher male hormone (androgen) activity. And previous research has suggested that severe teenage acne may be a risk factor for both prostate cancer and melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that combines slow movement, controlled breathing and concentration. People of any age can practice Qigong. A small study recently looked to see if the practice could help with fatigue.