Interview: Prostate Cancer Screenings

EUGENE, Ore. — Prostate cancer will affect one in six men, and to help prevent the disease the Oregon Urology Institute announced new screening guidelines. Dr. Bryan Mehlhaff with the Oregon Urology Institute joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning with important information about what has changed.  

Race to Raise Prostate Cancer Awareness

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Around 350 runners showed their support for prostate cancer screenings Sunday morning. “A lot of people have lost loved ones because they didn’t get tested and they found out too late. Obviously I got tested early and opted for surgery and now I’m 100% cancer free,” said Neal Benson, a local prostate … Continue reading »

Treatment Helps Prostate Cancer Patient

EUGENE, Ore. — In just a few days, a groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment will celebrate its three-year anniversary of FDA approval. Tim Daughtery was living a normal life in Florence with his wife Debbie, their three grown children and two grandchildren. That all changed in 2010 when he got the news that he had an … Continue reading »

Study: Soda Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

(CNN) — Just drinking a soda a day can increase a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent. That’s the finding of a study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, Swedish scientists tracked more than 8,000 men over 15 years. That higher risk was … Continue reading »

Living with Prostate Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — Working quietly on maps, it’s hard to imagine Don Meckley would have much to worry about. But last year, little did he know his life was about to take a drastic turn. “Fear. Cancer’s a bad word,” Meckley said. Doctors made the discovery at Oregon Urology Institute’s free prostate cancer screening event. … Continue reading »

Dangers of Prostate Cancer

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s one of the most common and deadly forms of cancer. Doctors will diagnose prostate cancer in one out of every six men. For the second time, Richard Riggs finds himself battling prostate cancer. “Thought everything was good, then five years later it showed up in the bone,” Riggs said. But this … Continue reading »