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Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention

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Can anyone assist me with this recent article please?

The topic is : Prostate cancer chemoprevention by soy isoflavones: Role of intestinal bacteria as the "second human genome. The article first published online: 16 APR 2012. Hideyuki Akaza* DOI: 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2012.02257.x.

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"In recent years there has been a noticeable increase in interest in prostate cancer chemoprevention. However, even with regard to 5-reductase inhibitors, the effectiveness of which has been proven with well-documented evidence, given concerns about pathological results that showed a higher occurrence rate in the inhibitor-administrated groups than for the control groups and also about specific drug side effects, and also considering the issue of additional expenses for medical systems, these inhibitors have yet to receive general support for use against high grade cancers."

In APA Format. What is your reaction to this information? Does it help inform your response? incorporate the epidemiologic concepts, particular method of prevention is effective or not.

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Prostate cancer is a serious illness that sometimes requires aggressive treatment and
management. According to the National Cancer Institute, "it is estimated that 241,740 men will
be diagnosed with and 28,170 men will die of cancer of the prostate in 2012". It is
understandable that health officials and health care providers wish to include prevention as part
of routine care for their male patients over the age of 44, when the incidence of prostate cancer
becomes statistically relevant. However, the evidence presented by Asaka (2012) appears to
be ...

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The solution discusses prostate cancer chemoprevention.

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Advances in Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment

Chemoprevention is the use of agents that prevent the induction, growth, or progression of cancer. Prostate cancer has a long latency period, which means that it grows slowly and may exist for years before it is detected or causes symptoms. We can use this to our advantage when it comes to chemoprevention strategies.

Research from the Center for Holistic Urology and elsewhere strongly suggests that if every man who was told to "watch and wait" entered into a focused chemoprevention program, we could slow or stop the progression of the disease - and would probably see improvement in virtually every other aspect of his health."

In 200 words. APA 6 format with references. What is your reaction to the article you choose? Does it help inform your response?

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