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Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

May 29, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests.
Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for overweight and obese men in […]


Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

May 22, 2015

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.
Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less […]


Why It Might Be A Good Thing That Fewer Men Are Being Screened for Prostate Cancer

May 18, 2015

Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel’s conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.


Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off Following Controversial Guidelines

May 17, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel’s conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.
What’s more, primary care doctors appear to have broadly accepted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) […]


Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

May 15, 2015

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.
But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitting smoking for as little as a year before surgery could “significantly” […]


Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

May 14, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say.
Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy stops working. But the new study found that when the two therapies […]


Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

May 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer blocks testosterone’s stimulation of tumor growth.
For the study, researchers used a database that included 3,500 American […]


Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking

May 12, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests.
Moreover, the risk of memory, learning and concentration problems associated with hormone therapy was greatest for men […]


Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

May 7, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests.
Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prostate therapy, those taking statins saw significant benefits, researchers said. Their cancer remained stable […]


New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment

April 22, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual’s cancer, researchers report.
The goal: to construct a “laboratory in a patient” method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of […]



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