Does Your Prostate Cancer Need Treatment?

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.

How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

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.

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3 Ways You Can Help Detect Cancer Early

By Brian Bolwell, MD Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier. Take colon cancer, for example. Polyps take as long as 10 years to turn into cancer. Finding them early can literally prevent the disease from developing. For example, one recent study noted … Read More

How You Can Give Prostate Cancer the ‘Cold Treatment’

Here’s a less-known, but effective prostate cancer treatment: freeze the cancer cells. Using cold temperatures on prostate tissue to kill cancer cells – or what’s called cryotherapy – offers an excellent option for some prostate cancer patients, experts say. It not only works very well for the right cases, but the risk of complications is … 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

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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

A Spotlight for Detecting Cancer

Could finding cancer be as simple as flipping a switch? For the most fatal form of bladder cancer, it may be. With funding from the pharmaceutical company Photocure, J. Stephen Jones, MD, Chairman of the Department of Regional Urology at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and a multicenter team have found a way … Read More