Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 258 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 16-Sep-2003
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Prostate cancer awareness week - September 14 - 20, 2003
Every three minutes an American man finds out he has prostate cancer and nearly 30,000 men will die from the disease this year. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S. as well as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. As the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., there are more cases of prostate cancer each year than breast cancer. more

Information for patients: Prostate cancer facts (poster)
The American Cancer Society predicts that over 200,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and almost 30,000 men will die from it this year alone. Despite this staggering statistic, funding for prostate cancer research is still very low. Research funds were just one-sixth of the money appropriated for breast cancer in 1997.  more


Information for practitioners: Prostate cancer screening questionnaire
Several years ago, statistics estimated that prostate cancer would strike one in eleven males during their lifetime. Today, as many as one in six males will be afflicted with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men. Among African-American men, the disease is much more prevalent and possibly more aggressive. Get a practice-level screening tool, today in Vidyya.  more

Guide to healthy meal planning for people with HIV using Viracept
To help people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being treated with Viracept(R), Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is making available the Viracept On-the-Go wallet-sized meal planning guide to patients.  more

Prescribing information: Viracept
Viracept is a type of medicine called an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)protease inhibitor. Viracept is always used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of people with HIV infection. Viracept is for adults and for children 2 years of age and older. Get the full prescribing information, today in Vidyya.  more

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