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Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk

Prostate cancer affects one out of seven men. Although it can be a serious disease, most men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Fortunately, prostate cancer can often be detected with a simple blood test. The test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in a blood sample. The blood […]

Learn Your Family’s Health History This Thanksgiving

A simple conversation this Thanksgiving could help you and other members of your family live healthier lives. As you gather together with relatives, take time to also gather your family’s medical history. By asking your relatives a few simple questions, you can discover if diabetes, high blood pressure and even certain cancers such as breast […]

Men Who Skip Checkups Also Miss Preventive Health Benefits

When it comes to taking care of their health, men are less likely than women to seek medical care and stay current with annual checkups. Not only are men 22 percent more likely than women to neglect cholesterol testing, but they are also 28 percent more likely to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure, according […]

Fit, Middle-Aged Men Have Lower Risk for Lung, Colorectal Cancers, Study Finds

Men who stay extremely fit in their late forties appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancers than their sedentary peers. A new study, publised by JAMA Oncology, also shows that higher fitness levels may put men at lower risk of dying from lung or colorectal cancers should they be diagnosed when they’re […]

Light from Tablets, E-Readers May Disturb Sleep Cycle

A popular gift this holiday season may be causing some sleepless nights, according to a new study. Tablets and e-book readers that emit light can disrupt a person’s sleep if the device is used in the hours before someone goes to sleep. People who read from an iPad or another type of tablet felt less […]

No Treatment May Be Best for Prostate Cancer

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are choosing a different treatment option: no treatment at all. Because prostate cancer is such a slow growing cancer, it can take years before it could cause serious harm to a man’s body. Older men or men with other health problems may never need to get treatment for prostate cancer. […]

Health Checklist for Men in Hampton Roads

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we are focusing on helping improve men’s health. This handy checklist can help you prevent and detect problems early, meaning a longer, healthier life. Even when you are young and feel healthy, there are things you can do to maintain your health later in life. In Your 20s […]

No Controversy About Colonoscopies

  This blog was contributed by Dr. Chong S. Lee, colorectal surgeon with Bon Secours Surgical Specialists and Bon Secours Digestive Health Institute. With all the talk in the news recently about the value of mammograms, you may be wondering if you really have to get other cancer screenings, like a colonoscopy. Is a colonoscopy […]

Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS, Joins Bon Secours Oncology Specialists

Bon Secours Oncology Specialists announces that Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS has joined Bon Secours Hampton Roads as Regional Medical Director for Radiation Oncology. As a world-renowned radiation oncologist with more than 24 years of experience, he is known for his special expertise in brachytherapy in the treatment of breast, prostate, cervical and other cancers. Prior […]

Get the Facts About Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. One of the most common cancers in men, prostate cancer affects the prostate gland. Only men can get prostate cancer. Initially, prostate cancer usually remains confined to the gland itself and spreads slowly. This means that for some men, prostate cancer may be something that you continue to monitor […]