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Metastatic Prostate Cancer on the Rise

After years of consistent decline, the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer is now on the rise. A number of cancer experts, including myself and the other physicians at Ackerman Cancer Center, suspect the increase is likely due to changes in PSA screening recommendations that have come about in recent years.

Why is grapefruit so controversial?

Despite being very nutritious, some studies have raised concerns regarding grapefruit consumption and increased risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The studies point to grapefruit’s inhibition of the CYP3A4 enzyme, which metabolizes estrogen.

The Latest Advancements in Cancer Screenings

As a radiation oncologist, I cannot stress enough the importance of cancer screening tests. The implementation of cancer detection tests has greatly reduced deaths from certain types of cancer. And while effective screening tests are not yet available for every cancer, others including cervical, breast, and colon cancer, have seen a sharp decline in mortality rates due to routine screening tests.

What do you know about Celiac Disease?

An estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that is triggered when the person eats food that includes gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley). Find out what foods you can and cannot eat if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Resolve to have a Healthy New Year

When life gets busy, it is easy to put your own wellbeing on hold. But making time for recommended health screenings can pay big dividends. Diagnosing serious diseases – like cancer – early, before the onset of symptoms, improves the chance for successful treatment. Follow these steps to ensure that you are up-to-date with all the cancer screening tests you need.

A Guide to Cancer Screenings by Age

Regular cancer screenings are an effective tool for early detection – which leads to faster treatment and the potential for better health outcomes. Download our cancer screenings guide to find out which screenings are recommended for you.

Move more! A great New Year’s resolution that may reduce your cancer risk.

A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which you make a promise to do an act of self-improvement. Being more physically active is one of the top five most common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to get in shape for vanity or for health, you should know that exercise can reduce your risk of chronic diseases, including more than 13 different types of cancer.

Cancer Screening in the Community

While many Americans have routine cancer screenings, even more struggle to find access to the resources they need. Ackerman Cancer Center has compiled a list of local, free or low-cost cancer screening resources to ensure you are able to get screened regularly and affordably.

Your Guide to Eating Healthier During the Holidays

The holidays are the most common time of year for people to fall into the temptation of overeating and gain some extra weight. But you don't need to avoid your favorite treats in order to keep your diet on track - learn more in this week's Wellness Bulletin.

What You Didn’t Know about Apples

You probably know that apples are a refreshing, healthy snack. But did you know that they are full of strong antioxidants, and have been linked to reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes? Find out more in this week's Wellness Bulletin.

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