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Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

December 2, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren’t getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.
Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer cells from growing. But one consequence of the treatment is weakening of the bones, which can […]

Does Having Lots of Sex Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

October 30, 2014

Don Juans of the world, take note: Men who sleep with lots of women may be less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don’t play the field, a new Canadian study suggests.

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

October 29, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests.
The therapy in question is called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). It’s used in prostate cancer to reduce levels […]

Playing the Field May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

October 28, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having sex with more than 20 women might have some risks for men, but a new study suggests it could also have an unexpected health benefit.
Canadian researchers report that such promiscuity lowers the risk of prostate cancer by 28 percent. The same did not hold true if a […]

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer’s Return in Study

October 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer’s return, a new study suggests.
In a review of more than 800 men who had had their prostate gland removed, those with higher levels of these […]

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

October 6, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.
Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for about 32 percent […]

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man’s disease, a new study suggests.
If used routinely, this blood test could reveal when treatment for advanced prostate cancer stops working and actually begins […]

Male Pattern Baldness Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

September 16, 2014

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

September 15, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer.
Although more research is needed, the researchers said their findings, which bring the total number of common gene variants associated with prostate cancer to 100, could help […]

New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow.
But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologists.
Now, experts are issuing updated guidelines to help patients in this situation decide what to […]


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