A new therapy for localized prostate cancer is less likely to produce typical side effects and can help some men avoid surgery or radiation. High-intensity ultrasound waves treat the diseased part of the prostate and spare surrounding tissue.
Men with prostate cancer being treated with a common hormone therapy may be doubling their risk of dementia, a recent study says.
Prostate cancer comes back quicker in men with a variant of a certain gene. About half of U.S. men have it. Knowing which patients have the variant could help doctors treat prostate cancer better.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, don’t assume that surgery or radiation therapy is in your future. First, talk to your doctor about how aggressive your cancer may be. While surgery or radiation is best for some aggressive cancers, it’s not always necessary.
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Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.
Men can carry BRCA1/2 mutations too, and they increase a man’s risk for developing prostate cancer, melanoma, pancreatic and testicular cancer — as well as breast cancer (though very rare in men).
It also impacts their daughters’ genetic outlook because fathers pass down the BRCA genetic mutation in the same way as mothers do.
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that American males don’t mention health issues–or take steps to prevent them–like they should.
We think we’re invulnerable when we’re young, but when we reach our late 30s, health concerns start cropping up. Major health concerns vary by age. Find out what steps you can take to prevent them.
Do you put off seeing a doctor for regular checkups or to discuss a health concern? Find out two symptoms men should not ignore. Early detection is often key to treatment.
Many experts, citing the latest research, believe some foods can impact prostate cancer growth. Learn about how eating certain foods and avoiding others can lower your risk.