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 […]

High-Dose Radiation May Be No Better for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

April 6, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests.
“In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effective at killing cancer,” said senior study author Dr. Robert Den, a researcher […]

Sugary Drinks and ‘Bad’ Carbs May Increase Risk of These Types of Cancer

April 6, 2016

People who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates and sugary drinks may face heightened risks of breast and prostate cancers.

Sugary Drinks, ‘Bad’ Carbs Tied to Breast, Prostate Cancers

April 5, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates — think snack foods and sweets — and sugary drinks may face heightened risks of breast and prostate cancers, a new study suggests.
Researchers said the study, reported Tuesday at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in […]

Shorter, Intensive Radiation Works for Prostate Cancer: Study

April 4, 2016

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers report.
The study included about 1,100 men with early-stage prostate cancer that had not spread beyond the gland. Half received the traditional radiation therapy program of 41 treatments over […]

Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

March 16, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men with aggressive prostate cancer are more likely to survive if they receive radiation therapy at a hospital that provides the treatment to a large number of patients, researchers report.
“Our paper shows that experience counts,” said corresponding author Dr. Paul Nguyen. He is a physician researcher in the […]


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