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Did PSA Test’s Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

February 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that the PSA test not be […]


Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who’ve had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds.
“Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing
their risk for prostate cancer, given there may be an increased risk,” said senior […]


Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says.
The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancers who chose close monitoring of their disease was nearly four times higher compared […]


More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

February 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.
Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, […]


Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

February 19, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn’t being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary.
Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being treated with radiation therapy, regardless of their tumor […]


U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

February 11, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.
While […]


Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.
The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than 3,200 were diagnosed with […]


MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

January 27, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.
The new technology — which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate — diagnosed 30 percent […]


Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

January 27, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.
“Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spreading […]


Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment

January 7, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.
However, a new, small study suggests that a treatment strategy called bipolar androgen therapy — where patients alternate between low and high levels of testosterone — might make prostate tumors more responsive to […]



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