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PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists

February 8, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports.
For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a laboratory to check for levels of a protein produced by cells of the […]


Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

January 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends.
The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added.
Almost 16 percent of those 65 […]


Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

January 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends.
The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added.
Almost 16 percent of those 65 […]


For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

January 12, 2016

A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.


Could We Be Winning the War on Cancer?

January 8, 2016

Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.


Taking Aspirin After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Could Decrease Risk of Death

January 6, 2016

Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests.


One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

December 21, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of people with incurable cancer continue to work despite their fatal illness, a new study reports.
What’s more, they are likely to stay on the job until they grow too sick to keep going, the researchers found.
The severity of a cancer patient’s symptoms […]


One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Continue to Work, Study Finds

December 21, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of people with incurable cancer continue to work despite their fatal illness, a new study reports.
What’s more, they are likely to stay on the job until they grow too sick to keep going, the researchers found.
The severity of a cancer patient’s symptoms […]


Surgery May Beat Radiation for Men With Early Stage Prostate Cancer

December 15, 2015

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer that’s still confined to the organ are more likely to survive if they have surgery rather than radiation therapy, a new Canadian study suggests.
This type of “localized” prostate cancer is the most common form of the disease, accounting for about 80 percent of cases, […]


‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

December 14, 2015

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A combination of “suicide gene therapy” and radiation is highly effective in treating prostate cancer, researchers say.
In this type of gene therapy, a patient’s cancer cells are genetically modified so that they prompt the person’s immune system to attack the cells, the Houston Methodist Hospital researchers explained.
“We have […]



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