Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers

July 21, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade.
And the study authors from Northwestern University suggested the increase might be tied to a 2012 recommendation that men not […]

Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study

July 19, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows.
The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over 10 years. This rise is worrisome […]

Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

July 8, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests.
While it did not prove a cause-and-effect connection, the study of nearly 1 million cancer patients found that those taking statin drugs such […]

Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Might Consider Gene Test

July 6, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of their body should be considered for genetic testing, a new study suggests.
Testing for inherited abnormalities in DNA repair genes could provide patients and family members important information about their health and cancer risk, the study authors said.
“With […]

U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

July 1, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.
“Increasingly, we are seeing the impact of an aging population — fueled by maturing baby boomers — […]

Could ‘Breast Cancer Genes’ Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?

May 9, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A man’s risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests.
And, at least one expert says these findings may indicate that men with a history […]

Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

April 22, 2016

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — What men eat — particularly fatty meats and cheese — may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.
“We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness,” said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings […]

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

April 20, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.
Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less […]

Men Who Exercise May Boost Their Odds of Surviving Prostate Cancer

April 18, 2016

Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man’s odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to Depression

April 11, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older men who receive testosterone-suppressing therapy for prostate cancer may be at increased risk of developing depression, a new, large study suggests.
The findings are based on over 78,000 U.S. men treated for earlier-stage prostate cancer.
Researchers found that among those given hormone-suppressing therapy, 7 percent developed […]


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