Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Overtreatment of prostate cancer represents one of the most significant issues in men’s health today. As a result of the limited information available from a biopsy, more than 90 percent of low-risk patients undergo immediate treatment, such as prostate removal or radiation, despite having less than a 3 percent chance of their low-risk disease progressing to become … Read More

Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Listen up, gentlemen. You may be getting older and wiser. But if you’re not paying attention to — and acting on — changes in your urination habits, you’re not making the smart bet on health. You may be experiencing a weak urine stream, a sensation like urination is incomplete or an increase in the number of … Read More

‘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

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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

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

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

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