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DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man’s disease, a new study suggests.
If used routinely, this blood test could reveal when treatment for advanced prostate cancer stops working and actually begins [...]


Male Pattern Baldness Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

September 16, 2014

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.


New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

September 15, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer.
Although more research is needed, the researchers said their findings, which bring the total number of common gene variants associated with prostate cancer to 100, could help [...]


New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow.
But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologists.
Now, experts are issuing updated guidelines to help patients in this situation decide what to [...]


Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates.
According to background information with the study, there is currently controversy among oncologists over the best way to handle early stage prostate cancer, with some experts [...]


Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests.
The study included 70 men, with a median age of 63. All were newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer.
Poor understanding of [...]


Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

August 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]


New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

August 7, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests.
Typically, cancers are categorized according to the tissue in which they originated, such as breast, bladder or kidney cancer. But tissues [...]


Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive

August 6, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue.
The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests does reduce [...]


Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

July 18, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.
The findings aren’t definitive, and [...]



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