Category: Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Treatment…

may increase risk for certain heart diseases, warns Reina Haque, PhD, MPH. Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) reduces male hormones to stop them from stimulating prostate cancer cells to grow. Recent finding:  Men on ADT with...

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Prostate Cancer

A new blood test called lsoPSA is more accurate than the PSA test, which measures levels of a blood protein called prostate specific antigen, at finding prostate cancer and detecting more advanced cancer, according to...

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Talk With Doc Before PSA Test

Only 30 percent of men who get the prostate specific antigen test for prostate cancer may hear about the test’s pros and cons from doctor’s beforehand, according to a recent Brown University study.  Thirty-four...

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Prostate Tumors

Prostate tumors can differ significantly even within the same patient, reports Hannelore V. Heemers, PhD. When a patient has multiple tumors and only the largest one is analyzed using genomic fingerprinting, a smaller but more...

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Prostate Cancer Concerns

For low-risk prostate cancer, watchful waiting is the safe way to go.  In watchful waiting, or active surveillance, instead of treatment with surgery or radiation, a man is closely monitored. That could include a digital rectal...

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Diet & Prostate Cancer

Which foods are linked to a higher risk of advanced prostate cancer? (That’s the only kind that matters.) Scientists pooled data from 15 studies on more than 842,000 men in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Those...

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Prostate-Cancer Staging

The problem:  If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor may suggest a CT or other scan to see whether the tumor has spread. But doctors can often tell how aggressive prostate cancer is by analyzing the...

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Fewer Prostate Biopsies

Medical Breakthrough, 31% fewer Prostate Biopsies The available prostate cancer screening test, the PSA, is a riddle wrapped in an enigma: An elevated score may or may not signify cancer, if there’s cancer, it may or may...

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