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Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests.
The study included 70 men, with a median age of 63. All were newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer.
Poor understanding of [...]

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

August 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

August 7, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests.
Typically, cancers are categorized according to the tissue in which they originated, such as breast, bladder or kidney cancer. But tissues [...]

Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive

August 6, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue.
The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests does reduce [...]

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 [...]


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