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How Being in Shape Can Help Middle-Aged Men Lower Their Cancer Risk Later

March 27, 2015

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.


Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

March 23, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.
“Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer,” explained Bruce Hollis, the study’s lead researcher and a professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology […]


Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer’s Return

March 21, 2015

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.
“This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the risk of cancer recurrence after initial treatment,” […]


Statins May Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival: Study

March 10, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Can Statins Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival?

March 9, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research.
Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of prostate cancer by about 10 months, said the study’s […]


Study Links Family History of Prostate Cancer to Breast Cancer Risk

March 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer, said Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, a researcher […]


Did PSA Test’s Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

February 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that the PSA test not be […]


Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men who’ve had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds.
“Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing
their risk for prostate cancer, given there may be an increased risk,” said senior […]


Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says.
The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancers who chose close monitoring of their disease was nearly four times higher compared […]


More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

February 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.
Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, […]



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