What’s the Real Cost of Eating Healthy?

Picture of man with groceries One of the key elements in surviving and preventing prostate cancer is what we eat. Here’s a very interesting piece on the Huffington Post about the real cost of eating health: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/builtlean/health-food-on-a-budget_b_4245563.html It looks like an apple a day is a pretty good deal! Be sure and activate your free prostate cancer early detection tool at ProstateTracker.org. Do it right now! read more

East Side Riders Support Prostate Cancer Awareness in East Los Angeles

Picture of East Side Riders in Los Angeles 300 Young People Ride 16 Miles on Cruiser Bikes Over 300 young people and their mentors rode 16 miles on Saturday, October 19th, past famous landmarks in the Watts section of east Los Angeles, including the famous Watts towers, raising awareness for cancer. The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project was pleased to be able to donate more than 50 cycling jerseys to the East Side Bicycle Rider club, founded and managed by John Jones. The ride’s goal was to raise awareness of cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society, more than one third of all cancers stem from poor nutrition and lack of exercise. The rides promoted by the East Side Bicycle Riders helps with the exercise and integrates with the community garden program developed by Tim Watkins, leader of the Watts Labor Action Committee. Take a moment and visit the Facebook page of the East Side Bicycle Riders and see what they are up to. A huge thanks to our board member, Scott Peterson, EVP and Chief Credit Officer of the National Bank of California, for representing The PCAP at Saturday’s ride. Beating Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer strikes one in every six men, but it’s treatable if detected early. If […] read more

Can Coffee Prevent Prostate Cancer Recurrence? A New Study Suggests the Answer is Yes!

Dr. Samadi discussed coffee and prostate cancer recurrence Prostate cancer recurrence is the number one search topic for people coming to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project website and, as a 10-year prostate cancer survivor myself – prostate cancer recurrence is really important to me as well as our readers. The causes of prostate cancer still are a mystery but research is gradually revealing tactics for preventing prostate cancer and its recurrence. This past Sunday morning, Fox New’s Housecall show discussed new research showing that coffee can reduce prostate cancer recurrence. Click the Fox News Housecall image below to listen to the research results . . . read more

Prostate Cancer Pony Express Rides into Nation’s Capital

Picture of prostate cancer pony express riders in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC Prostate Cancer Pony Express Arrives at the U.S. Capitol to Increase Awareness of Prostate Cancer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC (PRBuzz.com) August 12, 2013 — The Prostate Cancer Pony Express will depart from the Shenandoah Valley Harley-Davidson at 9:00 am and ride to Washington, DC on Sunday, August 11, 2013. For the fourth year, riders will assemble at the President Garfield memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol building for a group portrait at 1:45 pm. This event marks the completion of the 2013 Prostate Cancer Pony Express ride organized by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP). The PCAP, a Manhattan Beach, California non-profit with offices in Staunton and Mt. Sidney, Virginia, traveled through Staunton and Harrisonburg on August 8-10, 2013. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States, and almost 30,000 men die each year from the disease. Early detection is the single most important determinant of survival. If the cancer is found early and has not yet spread, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100%. To promote the importance of timely detection, PCAP has developed the Prostate Tracker early detection tool. PCAP’s founder and CEO, Robert Hess, is himself a survivor of […] read more

2013 Prostate Cancer Pony Express Rides the Tail of the Dragon

The Dragon Launches the 2013 Prostate Cancer Pony Express The 2013 Prostate Cancer Pony Express is officially on the way to the Capitol in Washington, DC. We arrive at the Capitol in Washington, DC on Sunday, August 11th, at 1:30 pm. Click the Prostate Cancer Pony Express assembly point in Washington, DC to see where the meet us for our annual portrait. Breakfast with the Dragon We started off with breakfast at the restaurant – biscuits and gravy because this is the South! Right? Then it was off to cruise the 318 turns on the Dragon in the rain because the weather front is huge and probably won’t finish until tomorrow. There was a light rain but virtually no wind. You can see the flag hanging straight down. It was fun riding the Dragon on Tuesday in picture perfect weather, and it was fun riding it today in the rain. It just takes a bit more concentration! Paying My Respects to Davy Crockett Davy Crockett’s birthplace is just off of Interstate 81/Highway 11 on the way to Harrisonburg so, rain or no rain, I’m going to stop by and see his birthplace. Lessons from the Prostate Cancer Pony Express I […] read more

Prostate Cancer Research Institute 2013 Annual Conference

2013 Prostate Cancer Research Institute Annual Conference There is no better place to gain information about prostate cancer than the Prostate Cancer Research Institute’s annual conference in Los Angeles. This year’s conference is September 6-8, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel right next to Los Angeles Airport. I mean you want walk from the terminals to the hotel in 15 minutes. And, you’re close to Santa Monica and the other beach cities. I attend this conference every year, and every year I learn more. If you’re a prostate cancer survivor, you should attend this conference. If you do, please let me know – Robert.Hess@ThePCAP.org – so we can link up. read more

How to Qualify for Social Security Administration Benefits for Prostate Cancer

Social Security Administration assistance for prostate cancer How to Obtain Social Security Benefits for Prostate Cancer Treatment Medical conditions are always costly, and prostate cancer certainly is no exception. We are delighted to have a guest post today from Mr. Ram Meyyappan of Social Security Disability Help. You can find additional information at www.disability-benefits-help.org. Please note that the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project does not provide guidance related to social security benefits nor do we endorse this organization. However, we do believe this is useful information as prostate cancer survivors begin to explore the possibility of obtaining SSA financial support. Mr. Meyyappan’s guest blog post follows: Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits One of the main functions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are expected to be out of work for a year or longer due to a disability. Prostate Cancer oftentimes prevents individuals from working for a year or longer. SSDI and SSI When you apply for disability benefits from the SSA, there are two programs that you may qualify for including SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). -In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have earned enough work credits. For most people, […] read more

How Spy Thriller Author Vince Flynn Succumbed to a Silent Killer

How Spy Thriller Author Vince Flynn Succumbed to a Silent Killer Spy Thriller Author Vince Flynn Dead at Age 47 – of Prostate Cancer! by Robert Warren Hess We learned last week that espionage thriller author Vince Flynn died on June 19, 2013, of prostate cancer at age 47. News reports tell us that Flynn was diagnosed in 2010 at age 43 with Stage 3 prostate cancer. Flynn wrote the Mitch Rapp novels about the CIA, three of which reached the Number 2 slot on USA Today’s list of best sellers. Flynn’s diagnosis and death highlight several key points that were made by two doctors on Fox New’s Sunday morning medical show, Housecall . . . Prostate cancer is not an old man’s disease Prostate cancers that appear early generally are aggressive (30,000 men die every year from prostate cancer) It’s critical to get a baseline PSA test at 35 and watch for any changes from one year to the next How to Make Your Prostate Cancer Risk Visible The best early indicator of prostate cancer is the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. The PSA test isn’t perfect, but it is a good indicator, especially if you track your PSA’s trend over time. A simple way to do this is with […] read more

Sonodynamic and Photodynamic Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Recently, I’ve received a number of calls concerning alternative prostate cancer treatments. I’m not a physician and I don’t give medical advice but I do try and stay current with new treatment options. I recently was contacted by the Vice President and Founding Partner of Indiana Center for Advanced Medicine about their Sono Photodynamic Therapy program, which is a non-toxic and non-invasive alternative cancer treatment program. For more information on their treatment program, just click on the image below . . . ICAM has over 16,126 fans on Facebook. ICAM ON FACEBOOK. read more

Do You and Your Bike Like to Climb?

San Pedro Hill KOM route If You Like to Climb, You Can Win a Very Cool Cycling jersey If you do, you can win a very cool Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) red polka do King of the Mountain or Queen of the Mountain climbing jersey. They are very cool. And you can only get one by wining your USA cycling age group in one of our three KOM/QOM competitions. Below is the  course up the switchbacks to the antennas at the top of San Pedro Hill (California) Play around with the categories and you can see the times for the men and women who have ridden it in your age category. If you don’t use Strava, you should give the tool a try. There’s a free account as well as the paid account. We have no financial relationship with Strava, but it’s a very cool application.   How to Join in the Fun Getting in the mix is easy. Just go to our Eventbrite site and sign up. The cost is just $25.00 and the proceeds go to prostate cancer prevention. Ready? Just click the button  below . . . read more