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

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

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September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together risk, diagnosis and treatment information to help you better understand this condition. We’ve included a risk assessment tool, treatment guide and information about a free cancer answer line staffed by oncology nurses who can answer your questions.   Explore Health Hub Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the … Read More

Searching for Gentler Cancer Treatment

Yogen Saunthararajah, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, is studying how cancer cells grow in an effort to develop gentler treatments with fewer side effects. Instead of targeting and killing all rapidly dividing cells, he and his colleagues in the Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research are taking a new approach by selectively … Read More

Get Moving to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Not only is physical activity good for your general health and well-being, but it also can reduce your risk of cancer, according to many studies. So if being active decreases your cancer risk, will being inactive increase your risk? A new field of research into sedentary behavior is offering some compelling evidence. A recent study … Read More

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Checking Out the Hype

A healthy lifestyle can reduce our risks of developing chronic health problems, including some cancers. Men who want to improve their odds of avoiding prostate cancer may be interested in trying dietary supplements and vitamins.   Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urology & Kidney Institute Chairman Eric Klein, MD, weighs in on eight things believed to prevent … Read More

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Prostate Cancer Screening: When Should You Be Tested?

For a lot of men, entering middle age used to be fairly straightforward when it came to their health: 1. Eat less, exercise more. 2. Get a colonoscopy. 3. Schedule your first prostate cancer screening. Recently, things got a bit muddled when a group of doctors recommended against the popular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test which … Read More