‘New Ground’: Dietary Fats, Prostate Cancer Linked

New research shows men diagnosed with prostate cancer can make small dietary changes that are associated with their cancer survival and overall health. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They found that replacing just 10 percent of carbohydrates with vegetable fats was associated with a 29 percent … Read More

Prostate Cancer: 3 Ways to Avoid Overtreatment

It’s easy to see why men are confused with so much conflicting information about the right way to screen, diagnose and treat prostate cancer. While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, it is often overdiagnosed and overtreated. To help patients make sense of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, here are some recommendations: … Read More

Mutation Found in Deadliest Prostate Cancer

A Cleveland Clinic researcher has discovered a genetic mutation in a drug-resistant, often deadly form of prostate cancer. The discovery may lead to new drug therapies to block the growth of the cancer. Nima Sharifi, MD, the Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic, led the research which found the mutation that … Read More

Should Prostate Cancer Always Be Treated?

The decision on whether to actively treat prostate cancer in certain patients can be controversial. Some doctors question the wisdom of giving advanced treatment to some older patients. These patients may have a low risk of dying from the cancer itself — and little chance the treatment will provide benefit. Dying with prostate cancer rather … Read More

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Prostate Cancer: Walk-in, Walk-out Treatment

In this kind of prostate cancer treatment, “bigger is better” and “less is more” both apply. With stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) the bigger the doses of radiation you get, the better the outcome. And the less time you spend getting treatment, the more success you’ll have. SBRT is a newer kind of prostate cancer … Read More

Men Over 40: Start Seeing a Urologist Regularly

When men turn 40, they may think about how to keep their hair or lose their belly, but they may not think about seeing a urologist. They should. To take charge of their prostate, urinary and sexual health — not just to protect them from prostate cancer — I recommend every man start seeing a … Read More

Prostate Cancer: Can You Watch and Wait?

When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, the first question that comes to mind may be, “How soon can I be treated?” But treatment isn’t always the answer, especially for low-risk cases. That’s why the Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Test made headlines when it was announced last month. The test is designed to determine … Read More

Prostate Cancer: Surgeon’s Skill Matters Most

When it comes to prostate cancer surgery, the experience and skill of the surgeon may have a bigger impact on the outcome than how the surgery was performed. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic urologist studied people who had robotic versus “open” surgery for prostate cancer to see who had better outcomes. Researchers … Read More

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New Drugs for Advanced Prostate Cancer (Video)

Several new medications are changing the outlook for advanced prostate cancer. For example, the drug abiraterone was so successful during its final clinical trial that the committee monitoring it decided to give the drug to the placebo group so they could benefit, too. Abiraterone reduced PSA levels — a key sign of prostate health — … Read More

Osteoporosis and Men: Fighting the Myth

We tend to associate osteoporosis, or the loss of bone density, with women. But 1.5 million men over age 65 have osteoporosis, and another 3.5 million are at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis in men is often associated with: Prolonged exposure to medications that impact bone density —These include steroids, anticonvulsants, cancer therapies and aluminum-containing … Read More