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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer develops slowly, and there may be no signs that you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra. Treatment options i



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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.



Everything you need to know about prostate nodules

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.



All you need to know about the PCA3 test

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.



Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PDT

A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.



Seven causes of a high PSA that are not cancer

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein the prostate gland produces. Learn what causes a high PSA.



Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What's the link?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affects men. Could frequent ejaculation help reduce the risk of getting this disease?



Prostate cancer: Could a breast cancer drug reduce recurrence?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that PARP inhibitors - a class of drugs used to treat breast cancer - may also benefit men with prostate cancer.



Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.



Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...



'Shapeshifting' cancer cells promote metastasis

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research examining the cell's cytoskeleton shows how metastatic cells become 'shapeshifters,' allowing them to thrive in new locations.



Osteoporosis medications improve bone health in men with prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Both biophosphonates and denosumab improve bone mineral density (BMD) in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).



Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects?



The 10 best prostate cancer blogs

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Prostate cancer blogs are helpful for patients and caregivers alike. We have selected the best prostate cancer blogs that provide information and support.



Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment.A major 20-year study provides further evidence that prostate cancer surgery offers negligible benefits to many men with...



Higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer in taller and heavier men

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The risk of aggressive prostate cancer is increased in taller men and those with a higher BMI and waist circumference, according to a new study.



Study: Minimally-invasive surgery outcomes more favorable versus traditional open surgery

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...



Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this article.



Prostate cancer: Three-in-one blood test could fuel personalized treatment

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A single blood test could identify how prostate cancer patients will respond to PARP inhibitors in as little as 4 to 8 weeks, say researchers.



Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or red grape compounds.



Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).



Starving prostate cancer with what you eat for dinner

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving - or even preventing - cancer.



Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 per cent

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate...



What is a Gleason score?

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?



Prostate biopsy: What to expect

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A prostate biopsy is the most effective way to diagnose prostate cancer. Learn more about this essential procedure for early detection.



Prostate cancer surgery: Types and what to expect

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.