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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 […]

Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

July 6, 2015

The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get ‘Watch and Wait’ Approach

June 30, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though “active surveillance” is an option, a new report finds.
Active surveillance — or watchful waiting — is the careful monitoring of prostate cancer for progression of the cancer […]

High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

June 1, 2015

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests.
“There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate cancer on how they can modify their lifestyle to improve survival. Our results suggest that […]

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 […]


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