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Dr. Anthony Horan detailed how the PSA blood test returns far too many false positives (as high as 70%) in diagnosing prostate cancer. Further, procedures to treat prostate cancer such as radical surgery and radiation may cause more problems than they fix, he noted. A patient with prostate cancer (which is one of slowest acting cancers) would be better off having a "limited freeze" (cryotherapry) of the primary site, which would stall the spread of the disease, he detailed. Horan also recommended a heart healthy/low fat diet to reduce the chances of getting prostate cancer. Wikipedia Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease. Rates of detection of prostate cancers vary widely across the world, with South and East Asia detecting less frequently than in Europe, and especially the United States. Prostate cancer tends to develop in men over the age of fifty. Globally it is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related death in men (in the United States it is the second). Prostate cancer is most common in ...