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Study: If You Want to Beat Prostate Cancer, Don’t Do This

admin - November 7, 2012

One way to drastically increase your chances of dying from prostate cancer is by doing this, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In this week’s HealthDay TV video, we discuss a study that found one common activity can raise a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer by 61 percent. What is this common activity? Watch the video below to find out.

To learn how to stay healthy and avoid other serious health conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke, visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Here is the audio text to the video:

“Among men who receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, those who don’t do this could have better odds of surviving.

Evidence has suggested that smoking may put men at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, and dying of the disease once they have it.

In a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association researchers set out the learn more about the connection. They included more than 5,300 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer over a 20 year period.

The researchers found that men who smoked when they were diagnosed were 61 percent more likely to die of the disease than men who had never smoked. After their treatment, men who smoked were also more likely to show evidence that their cancer had returned, compared to men who had never smoked.

However the researchers found some good news for former smokers. Those who had quit at least 10 years before they were diagnosed with cancer had a similar risk of dying of the disease or seeing it recur, as men who had never smoked.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news the doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”


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