Medical Breakthroughs Reported by Click here to go to the homepage.
Be the First to Know. Click here to subscribe FREE!
Search Reports: Use quotation marks around your multi-word search terms in the box below to perform search of
Advances in health and medicine.Use " marks around search terms
What's New
News Flash
  Alternative Health
Asthma & Allergies
Breast Cancer
Cardiovascular Health
Children's Health
Dental Health
Fertility & Pregnancy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurological Disorders
Nutrition & Wellness
Pet Health
Seniors' Health
Sports Medicine
Women's Health
Advances in health and medicine.
Click here to sign up for Medical Alerts!
Click below to access other news from Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
  Click here to get Ivanhoe's Medical Headline RSS feed Click here to listen to Ivanhoe's Medical Podcasts
Useful Links
Play It Again, Please
E-Mail a Friend
Order Books Online
Inside Science
Smart Woman
Advances in health and medicine.
Smart Woman Home
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Click here to read the story
Smart Woman Home
Advances in health and medicine.
Click below to learn about Ivanhoe.
About Us
Contact Us
Ivanhoe FAQ
Our TV Partners
Travel Calendar
Advances in health and medicine.
Ivanhoe celebrates 20 years of medical news reporting reaching nearly 80 million TV households each week. Click here to learn more...
Advances in health and medicine.
Marjorie Bekaert Thomas
Advances in health and medicine.
Cancer Channel
Reported October 18, 2011

Don't Wait on Your Prostate!

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Rectal exams and PSA level tests can be key in catching prostate cancer before it becomes a killer, but men sometimes wait to get checked until urinary problems pop up. Now, a world-renowned prostate expert says that’s a big mistake.

Elliot Weser walks around the track whenever he can.

"I certainly try to stay fit," Elliot told Ivanhoe.

But recently, something slowed him down. An enlarged prostate caused constant urination problems. He went to the doctor for help and admits cancer crossed his mind.

"Of course, you want to be sure there’s no reason to fear that you have a cancer of the prostate," Elliot said.

Dr. Ian Thompson says confusing symptoms of an enlarged prostate with signs of prostate cancer is a mistake a lot of men make.

"Now, we know that they’re generally unrelated," Dr. Thompson, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, told Ivanhoe.

That's right! Dr. Thompson conducted a historic, decade-long study of almost 19,000 men and found no correlation between symptoms of an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer. Dr. Thompson tells us the findings go against several national cancer groups who urge men with urination troubles to get checked for prostate cancer.

Thompson urges most men to talk with their doctors about prostate cancer around age 50. If it’s in your family or you are African American, that conversation should start 10 years earlier. Bottom line: be proactive about your prostate before it’s too late.

"The vast majority of prostate cancers have no symptoms until they spread, until the cancer has spread," Dr. Thompson said.

Dr. Thompson says another study on the effects of certain vitamins and minerals on prostate cancer came back with some interesting results. Vitamin E slightly increased a man’s risk for prostate cancer and selenium increased the risk for diabetes. Vitamin E and selenium can be found in men’s supplements.

For additional research on this article, click here.

Sign up for a free weekly e-mail on Medical Breakthroughs called First to Know by clicking here.

If this story or any other Ivanhoe story has impacted your life or prompted you or someone you know to seek or change treatments, please let us know by contacting Marsha Hitchcock at


Elizabeth Allen
Media Relations

Related Articles in Latest Medical News:

 Doctor Contact
Medical Alerts!

[ Back to Cancer Channel Home ]

Most Recent Videos

Follow Us On:

Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Twitter page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's Facebook page Click here to go to Ivanhoe's YouTube page

Home | What's New | News Flash | Search/Latest Medical News | E-Mail Medical Alerts!
Ivanhoe FAQ | Privacy Policy | Our TV Partners | Awards | Useful Links | Play It Again, Please
RSS Feeds | Advertising/Sponsorships | Content Syndication | Reprints

Advances in health and medicine.
Copyright © 2016 Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
2745 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 740-0789

P.O. Box 865
Orlando, Florida 32802

Premium Content in Latest Medical News Denotes Premium Content in Latest Medical News