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A New prostate cancer study from Duke Cancer Institute found a significant increase in prostate cancer risk among men with heart disease. The study, originally designed to test the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) drug Avodart for the prevention of prostate cancer, found a prostate cancer risk increase of 24% after two years with coronary artery disease. A staggering 74% increased risk was found after four years of heart disease in men.

Dr. David Samadi, robotic prostatectomy surgeon, also shares news of a potential link between a Y chromosome gene and increased risk of heart disease in men. One in five men with this particular gene demonstrated a 50% increase risk of heart disease. Dr. Samadi believes further research could lead to improved heart disease screening. Finally, Dr. Samadi reminds that a healthy lifestyle goes a long way in preventing both prostate cancer and heart disease.

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PROSTATE CANCER! How could it be? I'm young and have had annual PSA tests to monitor my prostate cancer risk. I only recently began to experience sharp pain in my lower back but I knew I had to seek treatment.

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Words are not enough to express my heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for the successful outcome of my surgery. The compassion and care shown to me and my family by everyone made the journey through this most trying time much easier.

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2011年5月,我的验血报告PSA数值为4.89。7月份在排除了泌尿系统炎症等因素后,泌尿科医生决定为我做前列腺组织活检。活检报告表明我患前列腺癌,而且格里森等级(Gleason’s Grade)为7。

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