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  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 05:11 AM
    Prostate Cancer Warning: 5 Symptoms You Will Find In Your Pee - International Business Times
    Prostate cancer can wreak havoc on men’s health. This is why it is important for men to identify the symptoms of this deadly disease. There are certain signs in your pee that will denote the presence of this deadly disease. The moment that you notice these signs make sure that you bring it to the attention of your general practitioner right away.The Macmillan Cancer Support pointed out certain signs in ...
  • Monday, November 04, 2019 10:52 AM
    Longer-term statin use linked to prostate cancer risk reduction - Urology Times
    Men who take statins for at least 11 months might be at lower risk for low- and high-Gleason grade prostate cancer than men who do not take the cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a recent study (Cancer Medicine Oct. 8, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]).[1][2]The risk reduction associated with statin use was higher for higher-risk prostate cancer, according to study author Kai Wang, MD, PhD, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 09:25 AM
    Prostate Cancer Risk Higher Among Men With IBD - Renal and Urology News
    Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk of prostate cancer (PCa), according to new study findings published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. In a meta-analysis of 6 cohort studies including 86,137 IBD patientsfrom Europe and Asia, the presence of IBD was significantly associated with a33% increased risk for PCa over 4 to 40 years of follow-up. A subgroup analysisshowed that men with ulcerative ...
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 06:30 AM
    Eating Mushroom Twice a Week Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk
    Men who eat mushrooms cut down their risk of developing prostate cancer, a study suggests. The Japanese study had found that fungus was particularly beneficial for those over 50 who who eat lots of meat and dairy, but little fruit and veg, The Daily Mail reported.It was published in the International Journal of Cancer and further suggested that those who ate mushrooms once or twice a week had an eight ...
  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 08:52 PM
    Johnson & Johnson's Nod For Prostate Cancer Drug May Offer Hope To Specific Patients - Seeking Alpha
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ[1]) announced that it had obtained FDA approval for its prostate cancer drug known as Erleada[2]. This will allow the company to target more of the metastatic prostate cancer market. However, it's been having trouble competing against Pfizer (PFE[3]) and Astellas in other indications for those with prostate cancer. However, patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer had greatly benefited from treatment with Erleada. Especially, when you consider ...
  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 08:17 PM
    Men are advised to eat mushrooms twice a week to slash risk of prostate cancer - Daily Mail
    Men are advised to eat mushrooms twice a week to slash risk of prostate cancerBeneficial to over 50s who eat lots of meat and dairy but little fruit and veg Those who ate mushrooms once or twice a week had 8 percent lower risk of developing itThose who ate them three or more times per week had a 17 per cent lower riskJapanese study compared results with those who ate them ...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:32 PM
    With September being Prostate Awareness Month, it’s important to know that as men age, they become more at-risk of developing prostate cancer. That’s why studies show prostate cancer is most common in, but not exclusive to, men older than 65.“We don’t really know what causes this disease, but studies tell us a man’s age, family history and race – especially if you’re African American – strongly influence a man’s chances ...
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 03:00 AM
    Active surveillance is becoming more widely accepted as an initial management option for carefully selected men with favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa). As prospective active surveillance cohorts mature sufficiently to begin evaluating longer-term outcomes, consensus on more precise evidence-based guidelines is needed to identify the patient cohorts who may be safely managed with active surveillance and what the ideal surveillance protocol entails. Long-term outcomes updates have suggested a trend toward ...
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 09:42 AM
    There has been an increase in the use of active surveillance (AS) over the last 5-10 years. However, the rate of treatment among men electing AS is approximately 50% at 10-years. This raises the question: is there an intervention that can delay disease progression and/or prevent the need for intervention? One potential therapeutic agent that could be considered are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors—also known as statins. Data from most clinical trials ...
  • Monday, August 05, 2019 03:00 AM
    Testosterone is a driver of prostate cancer (PC) growth via ligand-mediated activation of the androgen receptor (AR). Tumors that have escaped systemic androgen deprivation, castration-resistant prostate cancers (CRPC), have measurable intratumoral levels of testosterone, suggesting that a resistance mechanism still depends on androgen-simulated growth. However, AR activation requires an optimal intracellular concentration of androgens, a situation challenged by low circulating testosterone concentrations. Notably, PC cells may optimize their androgen levels ...
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:25 AM
    Be Proactive and Get Tested For Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer in men; one in seven Canadian men are effected by the disease. That is why it’s important for men to become proactive about their health and get tested. When caught in the earlier stages, prostate cancer is easily treated. There are no signs or symptoms of it for early detection, the only way to know is to get tested. A simple PSA (prostate ...
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:38 AM
    Shorter proton therapy can safely treat prostate cancer - Futurity: Research News
    Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments—and it’s safe for patients, according to a new study.Researchers examined data on non-metastatic prostate cancer patients treated with 28 doses of proton therapy instead of the standard ...
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 03:00 AM
    9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders
    MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer[1] in first responders has been found by researchers.Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders' prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer[2], according to the Mount Sinai Health researchers.They noted that inflammation has long been considered an ...
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 03:00 AM
    Prostate cancer commonly affects older men, with one out of five patients being diagnosed at 75 years or older. Elderly patients are more likely to have reduced performance and nutritional status, increased comorbidities, polypharmacy, and altered host-dependent pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Moreover, elderly patients are often underrepresented in clinical trials, mainly because of comorbidities and decline in performance status. The International Society of Geriatric Oncology recommends management of elderly patients according to ...
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 10:42 AM
    Scientists identify two genes that may play a role in prostate enlargement - News-Medical.net
    For aging men, prostate enlargement is almost as common as graying hair, and yet scientists know very little about why the prostate increases in size or how the process occurs on a molecular level.In a new study, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a molecular pattern that flags prostate enlargement, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, and have even identified two genes that likely play a role ...
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 06:34 AM
    Prostate Cancer: Why is It Hard to Detect Early? - Yahoo News
    Prostate Cancer: Why is It Hard to Detect Early?MoreThe Department of Urology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group, explains why prostate cancer – the third most common cancer among Singapore men – can be difficult to detect early. (iStock photo)   [1][2][3]Prostate cancer is a disease where malignant (cancer) cells form in the prostate tissue and is more frequently found in men above the age of ...
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:55 PM
    Finally: Good News About Prostate Cancer That Could Save Your Life
    kenchiro168/ShutterstockIn the United States, 1 out of every 9 men[1] will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Scary news, but here’s something positive: The number of deaths due to the disease has plunged an amazing 51 percent from 1993 to 2016, according to the American Cancer Society[2], due largely to a combination of active surveillance and improved interventions.“That is the largest fall of any major cancer of either ...
  • Friday, May 17, 2019 11:59 AM
    Tips for Treating ED - Newsmax
    Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the most common sex problem men report to their doctor, according to the Urology Care Foundation[1]. It affects as many as 30 million men and can lead to low self-esteem, depression, and distress for the man and his partner.While erectile dysfunction can happen for a variety of reasons, many men can ease or even reverse ED by making simple lifestyle changes — such as losing ...
  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 07:01 PM
    Regular checks as effective as surgery for prostate cancer - The Times
    Regular checks as effective as surgery for prostate cancer  The TimesThousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared surgery and radiotherapy after the NHS treatments adviser ruled careful monitoring was just as effective ...
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:10 AM
    Testosterone: Why defining a 'normal' level is difficult - Medical Xpress
    Credit: Marc Bruxelle/Shutterstock Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It's best known for its role in the development of male sexual characteristics and physical features, but there are also many surprising and lesser known functions of testosterone that make it an important hormone in health and disease. Identifying whether someone has too much or too little testosterone can predict future diseases and even treat them. But knowing what ...
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019 05:25 PM
    Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?  U.S. News & World ReportActive surveillance is a continuous process that involves monitoring of the patient with various tests.
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019 01:44 PM
    U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases
    TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of prostate cancer[1] cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says. "Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer[2] rates, due to factors including detection practices, availability of treatment, and genetic factors," said study author MaryBeth Freeman. She's a senior associate scientist for ...
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 08:29 AM
    Teleflex Announces Real-World Data Demonstrating the Effectiveness of the UroLift® System to Treat Patients with Enlarged Prostate
    WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE[1])--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) today announced that multiple studies were presented at the 2019 European Association of Urology (EAU) meeting in Barcelona, Spain, highlighting the effectiveness of the UroLift® System, a minimally invasive treatment, usually performed in-office that provides rapid relief and recovery from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).1,2 BPH, also known as enlarged prostate, is a common condition marked by bothersome urinary symptoms that can cause ...
  • Thursday, March 07, 2019 09:15 AM
    High Testosterone Level Bad News for the Heart
    THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure[1] and stroke[2]-causing blood clots[3], a new study reports. Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots[4] that can block veins or arteries leading to the brain or lungs), researchers found. Although the study ...
  • Friday, March 01, 2019 01:39 PM
    If you’re a man over 50, you’ve likely thought about or taken a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen test, a blood test that is used to screen for prostate cancer.The risk of developing this cancer—the most common form of cancer discovered in men and the second highest cause of cancer-related death in men—rises with age. Most prostate cancers are diagnosed in men age 65 to 69.But even though deaths from prostate ...
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 04:28 PM
    Online Calculator May Aid In Individualizing Prostate Cancer Care
    February 27, 2019 New tool promises to help patients decide whether radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy is their best treatment option. Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have proposed an online calculator to aid patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) in deciding whether surgery or radiation therapy is their best treatment option, a question that randomized trials have not fully addressed.“Helping guide men with localized prostate cancer ...
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 01:44 PM
    Prostate cancer warning: How strong is your urine stream? Three signs you shouldn’t ignore - Express
    Prostate cancer[1] is the most common type of cancer to be diagnosed in men, in the UK. The diseases affects the prostate - a small gland that’s found in the pelvis in men. It’s not always easy to know if you’re at risk of prostate cancer, as the symptoms tend to develop very slowly over a long period of time. You could be at risk of prostate cancer if you ...
  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:55 AM
    What Is Prostate Enlargement? | Patient Advice  U.S. News & World ReportMost men will experience prostate enlargement, which can cause a host of urinary symptoms.
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 04:39 AM
    Enlarged Prostate – Causes, Symptoms and How to cope - Afternoon Voice
    What is Prostate Enlargement?Prostate is a male sex gland about the size of a horse chestnut. It is made up of a cluster of little glands which surround the urethra at the point where it leaves the bladder. During the long years of life, harmless nodules develop in the tissues. These accumulate and gradually enlarge the gland.When exactly the problem arises?The problem arises only when the gland gets so large ...
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 01:31 PM
    PSA screening reduces prostate cancer deaths by 30% - News-Medical.net
    PSA-screening cuts deaths from prostate cancer by some 30%. This is shown by research based on data on 20,000 men monitored for more than two decades. The men's initially measured PSA level proved highly significant as a predictor of future cancer risk."This research is important because it shows the long-term effects of an organized screening program in Sweden," says Maria Franlund, MD, PhD in Urology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of ...
  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:21 AM
    Proximity to muscle cells may promote spread of prostate cancer cells - National Institutes of Health
    Media AdvisoryWednesday, January 2, 2019WhatProximity to nearby muscle cells may make prostate cancer cells more likely to invade nearby tissues and spread to other organs, according to an early study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The presence of muscle cells appears to make cancer cells more likely to fuse two or more cancer cells into a single cell, thereby increasing their invasiveness and ability to spread. The ...
  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 06:07 AM
    New prostate cancer operation ‘can help to save men’s sex lives’ - Evening Standard
    A technique is being trialled by London[1] surgeons to reduce the risk of men losing their sexual potency from prostate cancer[2] surgery.  The “NeuroSAFE” procedure aims to minimise the chance of having to remove the nerves around the prostate gland, thereby preserving a man’s ability to have sex. Surgeons hope this will encourage younger men with prostate cancer to agree to an attempted cure with surgery.  Prostate cancer is the ...
  • Friday, December 07, 2018 04:34 PM
    A Hidden Cancer Could Have Killed Me—If It Wasn't for This Routine Test - Reader's Digest
    Jen BabakhanDec 07Jim O'Connell prides himself on being health conscious in every way, so when he received a prostate cancer diagnosis—and the news that it was aggressive—he was shockedCourtesy Jim O'ConnellWhen Jim O’Connell moved to New York City in 1997, he signed up with a new doctor who ordered a basic panel of labs for the then 38-year-old. When a test measuring his PSA (prostate-specific antigen) showed a slightly elevated ...
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:17 AM
    Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer - EurekAlert (press release)
    The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, the study of the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the disease found that 77 percent had factual errors or biased content in either the video or its ...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 08:01 AM
    The UroLift System can not only better the lives of men suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms, but also improve the lives of their partners. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 15, 2018 Associated Urologists of Nashville today announced that Dr. Benjamin Dehner has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes that Dr. Dehner has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System and demonstrated ...
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 03:54 PM
    Testosterone Therapy May Ease Depressive Symptoms - Renal and Urology News
    November 14, 2018 Meta-analysis suggests that testosterone treatment enhances mood in hypogonadal and eugonadal men. Testosterone therapy (TT) moderately relieves depressive symptoms in hypogonadal and eugonadal men, according to researchers.The Testosterone Trials and other recent studies indicated a potential mood-enhancing effect from TRT, so Andreas Walther, PhD, of the Universität Dresden in Germany conducted an updated systematic review and meta-analysis including 27 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published 2000 to March ...
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 06:14 PM
    Green, Gold and Growing: Packers' players shave facial hair for prostate cancer awareness - fox6now.com
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video MILWAUKEE -- Approximately one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin[1]. To raise awareness, officials have called upon the "Green and Gold."In the barber chair, Lane Taylor, Green Bay Packers starting guard, and Nick Collins, former safety were in it to win it Tuesday, Oct. 30 -- kicking off the "Green, ...
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 01:38 PM
    New Guideline for Prostate Cancer Supports Shortened Radiation Therapy - Imaging Technology News (press release) (blog)
    October 12, 2018 — Three prominent medical societies issued a new clinical guideline for physicians treating men with early-stage prostate cancer[1] using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)[2]. Adoption of the guideline could make treatment shorter and more convenient for many patients with prostate cancer, the most common malignancy among American men.Developed by a panel of experts from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) ...
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 09:03 AM
    Treating Bladder Cancer Ups Survival in Sicker Older Patients - Renal and Urology News
    October 12, 2018 Older patients benefit from treatment of superficial bladder cancer even if they have multiple chronic conditions, a new study suggests. Treatment of superficial bladder cancer improves survival among older patients despite multiple chronic conditions (MCC), new study findings suggest.“Currently, older adults with superficial bladder cancer may be subject to over- or undertreatment because it is hard to sort out who will benefit from transurethral resection or intravesical ...
  • Monday, October 01, 2018 03:49 PM
    Genetic Screening for Patients with Prostate Cancer - Todd Morgan - UroToday
    (Length of Discussion: 13 min)Todd Morgan shares the unique program that he and his GU team at the University of Michigan have implemented in an effort to gain a better understanding of the genetics and genomics involved with progression in prostate cancer.Biographies:Todd M. Morgan, M.D. is a urological surgeon specializing in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies and an Associate Professor of Urology and has been at the University of Michigan since 2012.Alicia ...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 04:39 PM
    Dr. Daskivich on the Future Landscape of Prostate Cancer - OncLive
    Timothy J. Daskivich, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the future treatment landscape of prostate cancer.Daskivich’s hope is that active surveillance will be the primary therapy for very low-risk and the majority of low-risk prostate cancers. For select low-risk prostate cancers, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) or other minimally invasive and minimally morbid treatments will be used for those patients who need treatment, states Daskivich. Currently, HIFU is ...
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 06:05 AM
    USC research could change robotic surgery in the future - USC News - USC News
    Is there an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons? Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC think so, with an assist from technology that could change robotic surgery in the future.Using a data recorder plugged into a robotic surgery system, a Keck School of Medicine team analyzed expert and novice surgeons’ movements during the reconstruction step of robotic radical prostatectomy, a common surgery for prostate cancer. ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 01:18 PM
    The Prostate Cancer Foundation Launches PSA Starring Actor Dax Shepard - Broadway World
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Prostate Cancer Foundation's (PCF) efforts of advancing prostate cancer research. In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September, the PCF is making it the Prostate Cancer ACTION month to create awareness, spark conversations and raise funds to help accelerate much needed research. For the first time in American history, a record number of landmarks across the U.S. will light up blue ...
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:49 AM
    High Alcohol Intake in Adolescence May Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer Later in Life - Specialty Pharmacy Times
    Heavy alcohol consumption at an early age may be linked to a 3-fold increased risk of being diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer, according to a new study published in Cancer Prevention Research.   Previous studies have supported the association between alcohol intake and increased overall cancer risk; however, researchers aimed to investigate whether alcohol consumption during adolescence is associated with more aggressive prostate cancer later in life. Because the prostate grows rapidly ...
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:22 PM
    Low Risk Prostate Cancer Imaging More Common Outside of VA Hospitals - MedicalResearch.com (blog)
    MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Dr. MakarovDanil V. Makarov, MD, MHSDepartment of Urology andDepartment of Population HealthNew York University Langone School of MedicineVA New York Harbor Healthcare System,Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public ServiceCancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New YorkMedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Reducing prostate cancer staging imaging for men with low-risk disease is an important national priority to improve widespread guideline-concordant ...
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:58 AM
    Expert Emphasizes Inclusivity in Prostate Cancer Trials - OncLive
    Daniel J. George, MDAfrican-American men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who received abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) plus prednisone in the Abi Race trial showed a longer median time to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) worsening than Caucasian patients.Lead author Daniel J. George, MD, said that these results suggest that African-American men may experience greater benefit from chemotherapy and hormone-targeting treatment than Caucasians with mCRPC.African-American patients are at a higher risk of developing ...
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 09:52 AM
    As the development of modalities for prostate cancer (PCa) imaging advances, the challenge of accurate registration between images and histopathologic ground truth becomes more pressing. Localization of PCa, rather than detection, requires a pixel-to-pixel validation of imaging based on histopathology after radical prostatectomy. Such a registration procedure is challenging for ultrasound modalities; not only the deformations of the prostate after resection have to be taken into account, but also the ...
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 09:12 AM
    Renal and Urology NewsStudy Supports Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance for Younger MenRenal and Urology NewsThus, a patient aged 50 years would be expected to have an average 13% to 17% lower risk of GS upgrading and 12% to 20% lower risk of biopsy progression compared with a patient aged 60 years, the authors reported online ahead of print in Urology.Practice in South Texas Offers Vertically Integrated Cancer CareOncLiveDCH Regional Medical ...
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 08:48 AM
    Can a new clinical state for prostate cancer help personalize treatment for the disease? - Health Imaging
    For patients with metastatic prostate cancer, understanding its genesis and evolution can mean all the difference for treatment. But, what if, as a recent Journal of Nuclear Medicine perspective[1] proposes, a new “clinical state” could improve understanding and treatment of the disease?Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles examined what previous researchers termed the “oligometastatic” state. The term is used to describe a step ...
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:47 AM
    News ReleaseTuesday, July 17, 2018The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to aggressiveness of prostate cancer in African-American men to better ...
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 08:13 AM
    Combination of blood test and imaging improves detection of prostate cancer - Medical Xpress
    New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the blood test Stockholm3 together with magnetic resonance imaging and targeted prostate biopsies may lead to a significant decrease in the number of biopsy procedures and diagnoses of harmless disease. The study is published in European Urology. The study compares traditional detection of prostate cancer[1] with a novel practice using a blood test[2], the Stockholm3 test, in combination with magnetic resonance imaging[3] (MRI) ...
  • Friday, June 29, 2018 03:00 AM
    Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer[1] can slow its spread by using a cancer[2] drug that's already on the market, a new clinical trial shows.The targeted drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) reduced by 71 percent these men's risk of either dying from their prostate cancer[3] or having the cancer[4] spread to other organs, compared against a placebo. The drug also delayed their ...
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 07:00 AM
    Why more men are delaying prostate cancer treatment
    When Ben Pfeiffer was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, his urologist noted in the biopsy report that he was leaning toward recommending that Pfeiffer have his prostate surgically removed. But Pfeiffer, 58, a married construction supervisor from Las Vegas with two grown daughters, said his wife insisted that he get a second opinion. It’s a good thing she did. The doctors Pfeiffer subsequently visited at the University of California ...
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018 06:05 PM
    (Reuters Health) - Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests.
  • Monday, June 04, 2018 09:01 AM
    New prostate cancer drug Keytruda showed promising results in the first major clinical trial to test immunotherapy in some men with advanced prostate cancer.       
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 03:00 AM
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for Americans in the war against cancer[1].Cancer[2] deaths continue to decline nationwide, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.But the report also points to one troubling trend -- prostate cancer[3] deaths are creeping up again after years of decline, suggesting that controversy over the best way to screen for the disease ...
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 03:00 AM
    By Alan MozesHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones[1] might be developing."We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of kidney stones," explained study author Dr. Gregory Tasian.That increased risk appeared to linger for three to five years, and ...
  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 09:48 AM
    CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts.New evidence suggests that PSA blood tests can slightly reduce the chances of dying from the disease for some men, so those decisions may be a little easier. Though screening ...
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 03:00 AM
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the rescue workers who flooded the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11 now face their own private battles for survival, a pair of new studies shows.New York City Fire Department employees who worked at Ground Zero are expected to develop cancer[1] at a greater rate than their fellow New Yorkers over the next decade, the first ...
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 03:00 AM
    MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer[1] scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds.People who got a false-positive result on a breast or prostate cancer screening[2] test were more likely to adhere to screening guidelines for breast cancer[3] and colon cancer[4] going forward, researchers found.False-positive findings are initial results that suggest cancer[5] but eventually turn out ...
  • Monday, April 09, 2018 06:15 PM
    Half of the men took part in a 12-week exercise and nutrition program, while the other half received only basic education about their diagnosis and about exercise.
  • Friday, March 30, 2018 03:00 AM
    WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one way to cut the cost of a $10,000-a-month prostate cancer[1] drug: Take it with food, some researchers suggest.Investigators said they found that taking Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) with a low-fat breakfast boosts its efficiency. That could make it more convenient and significantly cheaper, the new study suggested.Zytiga is the standard medicine for prostate cancer[2] that has spread and has progressed despite hormonal ...
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 03:00 AM
    FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking about a vasectomy[1]? Now -- as March Madness begins -- might be just the time for the procedure.The NCAA basketball tournament and other major "sporting events are a popular time for men to schedule a vasectomy because we advise them to take it easy for two to three days after the procedure," Dr. Jim Dupree, an assistant professor of urology at the ...
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 03:00 AM
    FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy[1] every 10 years to screen for colon cancer[2]. But others may need to start screening earlier due to certain risk factors, an expert says.People most at risk for colon cancer are those with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) who has had the disease.Someone with more than one family member ...
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 03:30 PM
    (Reuters Health) - Men with prostate cancer who get the gland removed may be just as likely to suffer after-effects like erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence with robotic surgery as with other operations, a UK study suggests. Researchers examined data on men with localized prostate cancer who had an operation known as a radical prostatectomy. These included 1,310 men who had minimally invasive robot-assisted procedures, 427 who had other minimally ...
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 02:00 AM
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Erleada (apalutamide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat non-spreading prostate cancer[1] that continues to grow despite hormone therapy[2].Prostate cancer[3] is the second-most-common form of the disease among men in the United States, the National Cancer Institute says. More than 161,000 men were diagnosed in 2017, and nearly 27,000 men were projected to die of prostate cancer last ...
  • Wednesday, February 07, 2018 03:15 PM
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Worried that the drugs[1] you're taking to lower cholesterol[2] or blood pressure[3] might make you more apt to develop erectile dysfunction[4]? That's not likely, a new Canadian study suggests. The study involved about 2,000 men who were taking a cholesterol[5]-lowering statin[6] drug, a blood pressure-lowering medication, or both. The statin[7] the men took was Crestor[8] (rosuvastatin[9]), and the ...
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 02:00 AM
    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are avid cyclists needn't worry that hours spent on the bike will translate into problems in the bedroom or bathroom, new research claims.Reportedly the largest study of its kind involving bikers, swimmers and runners, the findings buck prior reports that cycling[1] could harm sexual or urinary function due to prolonged pressure on the buttocks and the perineum (the ...
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 01:33 PM
    If you do a search for pregnancy or fertility supplements, you’ll come across a plethora of products that claim to boost your chances for pregnancy. For those having trouble conceiving, these options look like a heaven-sent answer: no invasive procedures, no prescription drugs or hormones, just naturally boosted fertility. Before buying out the company’s stock, though, take some time to research what you’re putting in your body. Fertility supplements may ...
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 02:00 AM
    FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition in men -- enlarged veins in the scrotum -- may raise the risk for heart disease[1] and diabetes[2], a new study suggests.The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain[3] and infertility[4]. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers wanted to find out if varicoceles increases the risk for other health problems."Varicoceles ...
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 02:00 AM
    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests.Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman's egg, the researchers said.PM2.5 stands for particulate matter with a diameter 2.5 micrometers or less. ...
  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:05 AM
    You thought you were done having kids, so that vasectomy seemed like a great idea. But now, you’re having second thoughts. Is it too late to become a dad again? You probably think you’re out of luck, since vasectomies are considered a permanent form of birth control. But can you reverse a vasectomy? First, a vasectomy refresher: In the surgical procedure, your doctor will seal or cut the tubes—called the ...
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:54 PM
    (Reuters Health) - Roughly half of adult women may experience urinary incontinence, but few of them get diagnosed and treated despite a wide range of options to address the problem, doctors say. Women are particularly prone to stress urinary incontinence, when the pelvic floor muscles are too weak to support the bladder. As a result, urine leaks during coughing, sneezing or exercise. Childbirth is a common reason for weak pelvic ...
  • Monday, October 09, 2017 10:15 AM
    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water[1] each day may have an unexpected benefit -- staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports. Young women plagued by UTIs who drank an additional 6 cups of water[2] each day were nearly half -- 48 percent -- as likely as a control group to have another infection, the study showed. The water ...
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 02:30 PM
    One in seven men will be diagnosed with a disease that rarely presents with symptoms: prostate cancer. There are more than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer expected in the U.S. this year, and men have an 11.6-percent chance of developing the disease over the course of their lifetime, according to the NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program[1]. This common cancer is treatable when caught early, with a nearly ...
  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:00 PM
    Most prostate cancer patients found to have lymph node (LN) metastases at the time of radical prostatectomy (RP) are initially managed with observation, researchers reported online ahead of print in the Journal of Urology.Using the National Cancer Data Base, Piotr Zareba, MD, MPH, and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York identified 7791 men who had LN metastases at the time of RP. Of these, 63% were ...