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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 [...]


Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

July 14, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest.
In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoing radiation therapy when carefully watching the cancer may be [...]


Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

July 11, 2014

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004 and 2007. They [...]


Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

July 10, 2014

Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.


Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

June 19, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds.
What’s more, that wide range in charges — a 13-fold difference — has nothing to do with quality, researchers said.
“Consumers are [...]


New Drug May Boost Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

June 2, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A pill that blocks male hormone activity can improve survival and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer, a new clinical trial has found.
Men who took a daily dose of the drug enzalutamide started chemotherapy nearly a year and a half [...]


New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

June 1, 2014

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds.
The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
“Hormone therapy has been a standard [...]


Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

May 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man’s risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies.
A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70 percent reduced risk of [...]


Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds

May 18, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dogs can be trained to sniff out evidence of prostate cancer in human urine with near-perfect accuracy, Italian researchers report.
Two specially trained dogs were able to detect organic chemicals released into urine by prostate cancers with a combined accuracy rate of 98 percent, according to [...]


Some Prostate Cancer Patients Might Safely Delay Hormonal Therapy: Study

May 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hormone-depletion therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer, but one that also carries side effects for men such as sexual dysfunction and fatigue.
However, a new study suggests that in certain cases the treatment can be delayed — boosting the patient’s quality of life.
Doctors often [...]



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