Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Celebrities With Prostate Cancer & Provenge Effectiveness

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Actor Ryan O’Neal diagnosed with prostate cancer: The famous Love Story actor announces that he’s been diagnosed with the dreaded ‘male’ cancer, even as doubts linger over both prostate cancer vaccine Provenge and PSA blood tests used to diagnose it.

It’s been barely three years since “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett lost died at 62 after losing a three-year battle with anal cancer — and now her long-time boyfriend, actor Ryan O’Neal, has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Should Doctors and Hospitals Give out Free Infant Formula?

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Should Doctors and Hospitals Give out Free Infant Formula? Should hospitals give out free infant formula? No, say public health advocates who are now petitioning hospitals in the United States to end the practice, saying it undermines breastfeeding.

There’s really no going around it, they say. Breast milk is the ideal food for newborns and babies up to two years old, and no manufactured formula can confer the many unique benefits of breast milk.

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Colorectal Cancer Test: Colonoscopy or Fecal Blood Test?

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Colorectal cancer screening: patients given a choice more likely to comply. A killer next only to lung cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed in men and the second most diagnosed in women worldwide — with over 1.2 million new cases and 700,000 deaths estimated to occur yearly.

But it’s curable when detected early, and the two main screening methods — fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy — can detect the earliest signs. The problem is, too many of the people who have a high risk for the cancer are skipping the tests because of “squeamishness” and lack of awareness.

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