Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk

By Posted on Leave a comment on Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk

While US prostate cancer rates overall have stayed about the same over a decade, cases of the advanced and most deadly types of prostate cancers have steadily grown, finds a new study that highlights the need to focus on prevention. The study was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

AICR’s recent report on prostate cancer found that being overweight or obese increases men’s risk for advanced cancers.

Yesterday’s study found that new cases of men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer rose 72 percent from 2004 to 2013. Metastatic cancers means they have spread beyond the prostate (or other site). These advanced cancers are often aggressive and deadly.

Data Source: AB Weiner et al. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2016).

Read more… “Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk”

SHARE:

    4 of every 10 women in US, 17% of kids now obese – disturbing news for cancer prevention

    By Posted on Leave a comment on 4 of every 10 women in US, 17% of kids now obese – disturbing news for cancer prevention

    Four of every ten women living in the US are now obese, a new high in the obesity epidemic, with rates continuing to be disturbingly high among children, finds two new studies published in JAMA.

    The findings by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control are significant for cancer risk and obesity prevention efforts.

    Aside from not smoking, obesity is the single largest lifestyle factor linked with increased cancer risk. Too much body fat now links to higher risk of 11 cancers, including post-menopausal breast, colorectal, and ovarian.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 12.59.06 PMThe study that focused on adults found that in 2014, almost 38 percent of people living in the US were obese overall. That rate is slightly lower for men, with 35 percent obese, and higher for women, at 40.4 percent of women categorized as obese.

    Read more… “4 of every 10 women in US, 17% of kids now obese – disturbing news for cancer prevention”

    SHARE:

      Obesity rates continue to climb, and that’s not good for cancer prevention

      By Posted on Leave a comment on Obesity rates continue to climb, and that’s not good for cancer prevention

      Both here in the US and around the world, obesity rates continue to climb. Today, for the first time, more people are classified as obese than underweight, finds a major new study published in The Lancet.

      The findings have severe implications for cancer rates. Aside from not smoking, staying a healthy weight is the single largest risk factor related to cancer risk. AICR research links excess body fat to ten cancers, including colorectal, postmenopausal breast and esophageal.

      Here in the US, if everyone were a healthy weight, AICR estimates that approximately 128,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year.

      obesity-and-cancer-1 Read more… “Obesity rates continue to climb, and that’s not good for cancer prevention”

      SHARE: