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Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

November 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study.
Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a decline in their quality of life, the researchers said.
The new study included 27 men who attended 75-minute […]

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say

November 17, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. men are being screened for prostate cancer, and fewer cases of the disease are being diagnosed nationwide, according to two studies published Tuesday.
The big question, researchers said, is whether that trend is bad news or a step in the right direction.
At issue is […]

Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise With Tough-to-Treat Prostate Tumors

October 28, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a small trial, a drug designed to fight inherited ovarian cancers in women appeared to help some men with advanced prostate cancer.
Lynparza (olaparib) targets mutations that are found in about 30 percent of men with prostate cancer. But, it also seemed to benefit men […]

Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends

October 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found.
Although there was no difference between the races in survival from prostate cancer, black men had to wait about seven […]

Men’s Health Supplements Don’t Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

October 19, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients.
Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will […]

Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy

September 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard treatment of radiation plus hormone therapy, a new analysis suggests.
Over an average of 17 years of follow-up, men with high-risk prostate […]

Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study

September 22, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests.
In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer. Since then, PSA screening […]

Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer

August 5, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy at the start of hormone therapy can extend the lives of men with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gland, a new study finds.
Over nearly 29 months of follow-up, men with advanced prostate cancer who received the combination therapy lived almost 14 months […]

Study Questions Radiation Use for ‘Low-Risk’ Prostate Cancers

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests.
As is the case with many cancers, doctors must balance the risks and side effects of radiation therapy […]

‘Watchful Waiting’ Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

July 7, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time — a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.
The number of low-risk patients who didn’t undergo treatment jumped from as […]


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