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  • Me, my dad and his prostate

    By Eitan Arom

    June 15, 2016 | 1:14 pm

    It’s midnight in the waiting room at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and my dad’s catheter is malfunctioning. He’s doubled over in pain I can compare only to the male equivalent of childbirth. It doesn’t look pleasant.

    Let’s back up to why I’m discussing a 71-year-old’s...

  • The American College of Physicians Releases Prostate Screening Guidelines

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 19, 2013 | 6:48 am

    My regular readers have been following the controversy about prostate cancer screening for some time. The controversy boils down to the following question. Should healthy men be routinely tested for prostate cancer? The most recent chapter in the controversy was written last year...

  • Jerome Oxman, founder of Oxman’s Surplus in Santa Fe Springs dies at 97

    March 20, 2013 | 6:42 am

    Jerome Oxman, founder of Oxman’s Surplus in Santa Fe Springs, died of prostate cancer at his Buena Park home on Feb. 22. He was 97. 

    Oxman was born in Duluth, Minn., on June 23, 1915. He served in the Army during World War II, working a supply line for the Persian Gulf Command....

  • When prostate cancer scare hits close to home

    November 1, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    When Rabbi John Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, he was devastated. Given a dire prognosis by his first doctor (who later turned out to have exaggerated the circumstances), he felt the weight of his own mortality for the first time.

  • Vitamin E Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    October 21, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Lots of my patients take vitamin supplements. I don’t recommend them. My patients don’t ask me about it, they just tell me. In the absence of a specific vitamin deficiency or medical condition, there is absolutely no evidence that any vitamin improves any health outcome. I’ve...

  • Veggie lovers could fare better in cancer fight

    By Melissa Knopper

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    If you're a middle-aged man (or already past it) here's what should be on your menu today: tomato sauce, watermelon, stir-fried tofu and veggies, selenium and vitamin E. Wash it all down with a swig of green tea or pomegranate juice and you may be able to ward off prostate cancer....
  • Uniting to Fight Prostate Cancer

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bob Dole. General Norman Schwarzkopf. Harry Belafonte. Robert Goulet. The willingness of such well-known figures to make public their battle with prostate cancer has brought visibility to an issue that until the last few years, lacked the attention, funding and research interest...