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Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon ‘Watchful Waiting’ Approach

April 17, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive.
But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called “active surveillance,” has [...]


DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer’s Return

April 7, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new DNA test can identify prostate cancer patients at high risk for a return of their cancer, researchers say.
The test uses DNA from biopsy (tissue) samples taken before patients undergo surgery or radiation therapy for their cancer. The test is about 80 percent accurate in predicting which [...]


DNA Test May Reveal Risk of Prostate Cancer’s Return

April 4, 2014

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new DNA test can identify prostate cancer patients at high risk for a return of their cancer, researchers say.
The test uses DNA from biopsy (tissue) samples taken before patients undergo surgery or radiation therapy for their cancer. The test is about 80 percent accurate in predicting which [...]


Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

April 1, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis while receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer doesn’t seem to help men’s sexual function after treatment, a new study finds.
About 40 percent of men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer suffer from erectile dysfunction afterward, according to the study. [...]


Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

March 27, 2014

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Rates of invasive cancers in the United States fell slightly from 2009 to 2010, and widespread adoption of colon cancer screening and other measures could push those rates even lower, a federal government study says.
Invasive cancers are tougher-to-treat, advanced tumors that spread from their original location to surrounding [...]


New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study

March 24, 2014

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new noninvasive procedure may bring long-term relief from symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a new study suggests.
As men age, the prostate gland grows larger and may begin to press on the urethra. Enlarged prostate affects more than half of men by age 60 and causes symptoms [...]


Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study

March 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A newer form of radiation therapy for prostate cancer is faster and less expensive, but it can cause more urinary complications, a new study suggests.
The newer therapy delivers a greater dose of radiation per treatment than standard radiation therapy, which means prostate cancer patients can complete an entire [...]


Surgery May Benefit Younger Prostate Cancer Patients

March 5, 2014

By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Surgery may trump a “watch-and-wait” approach when it comes to treating prostate cancer, especially in younger patients, according to a new study.
Death and the spread of cancer were less likely for men who underwent a radical prostatectomy to remove the prostate gland compared to [...]


Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer

February 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests.
Men who already have high concentrations of selenium in their bodies nearly double their risk of aggressive prostate [...]


Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

January 28, 2014

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival a bit and delay progression of the disease in men who have advanced prostate cancer that has been resistant to standard hormonal therapies, a new study suggests.
The study found that the [...]



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