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More men opting for active surveillance of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-12-21 16:57:44
Following a positive PSA blood test for cancer, many men opt to have their tumor removed through surgery or other treatment. However, this can carry a risk of life-changing side effects. In order to help more men avoid this, authorities are recommending that some individuals who are diagnosed with prostate cancer simply have their glands monitored.... Full Story

Resveratrol makes prostate cancer cells susceptible to radiation
Date: 2011-12-15 16:42:51
Following a positive blood test for prostate cancer, men are often advised to undergo radiation treatment. However, prostate cancer cells sometimes become resistant to the effects of radiation. Yet a new study indicates that treating these cells with the antioxidant resveratrol may improve their sensitivity to radiation.... Full Story

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer not associated with cardiovascular problems
Date: 2011-12-14 16:49:59
For men who have had lab testing reveal that they have aggressive forms of prostate cancer, hormone therapy may be one of the most effective approaches to treating the condition, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Doctors not as aggressive following suspicious PSA test results as assumed
Date: 2011-12-13 16:47:48
Doctors may be shying away from recommending biopsies for men who have blood tests results that reveal suspicious PSA levels, and this conservative approach has been the norm for several years, according to a new study.... Full Story

Blood test results should be considered alongside other factors when diagnosing prostate cancer
Date: 2011-12-08 16:51:42
Blood testing that measures a man's PSA levels and takes into consideration other risk factors such as gland size, family history and body weight can improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and limit the number of unnecessary biopsies, according to a new study.... Full Story

Mathematical formula could help doctors determine best prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2011-11-22 18:04:36
Following a positive PSA testing indicating the presence of prostate cancer, determining the most appropriate course of treatment can be difficult. The tumors are generally slow growing, so many individuals can get away with just monitoring their condition, saving them from side effects associated with treatment. However, this can also put them at risk for metastasis.... Full Story

Group blasts new prostate cancer testing guidelines
Date: 2011-11-16 16:36:46
Last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation that doctors stop administering PSA testing to healthy men with few risk factors for prostate cancer. This caused an immediate reaction from experts in the field.... Full Story

Nursing home patients rarely receive treatment for prostate cancer
Date: 2011-11-15 16:51:24
The vast majority of men who are given positive PSA test results while in a nursing home setting never receive appropriate treatments for their condition, according to a new study.... Full Story

Early prostate cancer diagnosis can keep conservative treatment approaches in play
Date: 2011-11-14 16:28:09
Many of the most common treatments for prostate cancer can carry a high risk of side effects like urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. However, the earlier a tumor is detected, the less likely it is a man will have to undergo an invasive procedure, which is why regular PSA testing is so important.... Full Story

Group urges men to educate themselves about prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-11-09 15:09:29
In recent months, the medical community's attitudes toward PSA testing have become very complicated. A federal agency came out with recommendations saying that most healthy men do not need testing, but many experts continue to say the screening is an invaluable tool for early detection.... Full Story

Academic hospitals provide strong prostate cancer surgical care
Date: 2011-11-07 16:47:24
For men who have received high PSA test results indicating they have prostate cancer that requires surgery, having the procedure done at a hospital that is affiliated with a medical university may improve the outcome, according to a new study.... Full Story

New discovery may lead to the development of side effect-free prostate cancer treatments
Date: 2011-11-04 15:58:33
For men who have received positive PSA test results indicating the presence of prostate cancer, there are thankfully many therapeutic approaches that may cure the condition. Unfortunately, many of these treatments come with a significant risk of side effects like incontinence and impotence.... Full Story

Most doctors continue to see value in PSA testing
Date: 2011-11-01 15:55:12
The vast majority of urologists feel that PSA testing is an invaluable tool for detecting prostate cancer early and treating effectively, according to a recent survey.... Full Story

Healthy diet may reduce risk of prostate cancer metastasis
Date: 2011-10-26 15:37:22
One of the best ways for men who have received PSA tests indicating they have prostate cancer to reduce their risk of suffering serious complications as a result of the condition is to eat a healthy diet, according to a new study.... Full Story

New study confirms value of PSA test in predicting prostate cancer
Date: 2011-10-25 15:56:27
PSA testing is one of the most effective means of determining a man's prostate cancer risk, according to a new study out of the Mayo Clinic.... Full Story

Older men more affected by prostate cancer than previously thought
Date: 2011-10-20 15:55:04
While older men are still encouraged to seek PSA testing, many experts say that individuals over age 75 are unlikely to be diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening tumor. However, new evidence suggests that this is not the case.... Full Story

Experts call for nuanced discussion of PSA testing benefits
Date: 2011-10-19 16:05:11
Experts are saying that recent proposal by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggesting that fewer men undergo PSA testing each year may be be waranted, but worry that many individuals may miss the real meaning behind the proposal.... Full Story

High levels of vitamin E shown to increase prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-10-12 16:00:49
Men who consume excessive amounts of vitamin E may be significantly more likely to receive a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Older men have worse outcomes following prostate surgery, study finds
Date: 2011-10-11 15:57:11
Following a PSA test that indicates a high likelihood of prostate cancer, men have many difficult decisions about how to proceed with their treatment. More aggressive strategies can ensure that the tumor is removed, but increase the risk of complications, while less invasive therapies are unlikely to cause side effects but may allow the cancer to spread.... Full Story

Rising PSA test scores may be strongest predictor of prostate cancer recurrence
Date: 2011-10-07 15:55:32
PSA testing is not only important for initially diagnosing prostate cancer in men, it plays a crucial role in assessing the possibility of a recurrence of the disease. A new study says that the time between a man's final radiation treatment and the beginning of rising PSA levels may be one of the most accurate predictors of a return of prostate cancer.... Full Story

Family history is no predictor of prostate cancer aggressiveness, study finds
Date: 2011-10-05 15:43:33
When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is often assumed that he has a more aggressive form of the disease if he has a family history of prostate problems. However, new research suggests that doctors should only look to data from PSA tests and other exams to determine the aggressiveness of cancer and make treatment recommendations.... Full Story

Healthy lifestyles early in life can reduce prostate cancer risk later
Date: 2011-09-30 15:03:12
Many men do not think about their risk of prostate cancer until they receive a positive PSA test indicating they have the condition. At this point, their only option may be to undergo surgical procedures that carry a relatively high risk of complications.... Full Story

Counseling helps men treated for prostate cancer overcome sexual side effects
Date: 2011-09-27 08:47:47
The greatest fear of many men following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer is that the condition will impact their sexual ability. Many of the treatments for the condition do increase an individual's risk of experiencing sexual side effects. However, a new study shows that couple's counseling may be one way to overcome some of these problems.... Full Story

High rate of prostate biopsies end in hospitalization
Date: 2011-09-26 08:13:14
Following suspicious PSA test results, many men are advised to undergo a prostate biopsy to check for the presence of cancer. However, new research suggests that this procedure may be associated with an increased risk of complications that require hospitalizations.... Full Story

Researchers develop method of assessing risk of sexual side effects in men treated for prostate cancer
Date: 2011-09-22 08:20:30
Men often avoid PSA testing that assesses their risk of developing prostate cancer not because they are afraid of the condition itself, but because they are concerned about the potential for side effects associated with treating the disease.... Full Story

Researchers discover genetic basis behind calcium-prostate cancer link
Date: 2011-09-19 08:08:02
A gene associated with improved calcium absorption may increase the chances a man will receive a positive prostate cancer test, according to a new study out of the University of Southern California.... Full Story

Group sponsors prostate cancer awareness week to alert men to importance of PSA testing
Date: 2011-09-16 07:58:28
With Prostate Cancer Awareness Week just around the corner, advocacy groups are urging older men to seek PSA testing to determine their risk of developing the disease, as this method remains the most accurate and safest way to diagnose cancer.... Full Story

PSA testing helps keep prostate problems from spreading
Date: 2011-09-06 16:26:33
Regular PSA testing is one key to preventing complications associated with prostate cancer because experts say when tumors are caught early, they are much easier to treat. However, when they go untreated, they can become deadly.... Full Story

Criteria needed to identify prostate cancer patients who would benefit from surveillance
Date: 2011-09-06 08:07:59
Despite the fact that many men who receive suspicious PSA test results will never develop life-threatening prostate problems, the majority end up being treated with procedures that are occasionally invasive and may cause side effects. There is significant evidence to support the use of active surveillance, but this approach is seldom used.... Full Story

Experts recommend PSA testing during prostate cancer awareness month
Date: 2011-08-30 15:17:44
Prostate cancer awareness month is just a few days away, and experts are urging men to seek PSA testing if they have any of the common risk factors for the condition, which include age.... Full Story

Expert says PSA testing is still the standard in prostate cancer detection
Date: 2011-08-25 15:30:02
In recent years, the PSA test has come under fire. Some say that it leads to over-diagnosis and over-treatment of tumors that may never become life threatening. Others say there is insufficient evidence supporting its use. Still, most men's health experts say the test is the best tool available for detecting prostate cancer in men.... Full Story

Expert urges caution when choosing prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2011-08-24 15:39:33
There are many treatments available to men who have received positive PSA tests indicating they have prostate cancer. While most of these can dramatically increase an individual’s chances of surviving the disease, one expert is urging caution, as many come with potentially serious side effects.... Full Story

Researchers identify potential new prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2011-08-15 07:52:48
For some men who have received positive PSA tests for prostate cancer, common treatments like radiation, hormone therapy and even surgery are ineffective at completely eradicating the tumor. However, a team of Swedish researchers is currently working on developing a new therapy that attacks prostate tumors at the root.... Full Story

New procedure may complement PSA testing in detecting prostate cancer
Date: 2011-08-11 15:53:22
When used alongside PSA testing, a new procedure that measures certain biomarkers in the urine may help determine whether or not a man has prostate cancer and what the appropriate treatments may be, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan.... Full Story

BPH may be associated with an increased prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-08-10 16:25:55
An enlarged prostate is commonly thought of as little more than a nuisance that interrupts a man’s quality of life, but is not that serious overall. But a new study published in the journal European Urology found the condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, may actually increase a man’s chances of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer.... Full Story

Group recommends PSA testing for younger men
Date: 2011-08-01 15:15:21
A group of Australian physicians is saying that men as young as 40 should be given access to PSA testing if the patient feels as though his family history or other factors put him at risk of developing the disease, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.... Full Story

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may be dangerous in men with heart conditions
Date: 2011-07-27 14:30:29
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, many men are prescribed hormone therapy in addition to radiation treatments. However, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology-Biology-Physics shows that this may be a dangerous therapy approach for individuals with preexisting heart conditions.... Full Story

Experts recommend early treatment for men with prostate cancer
Date: 2011-07-25 14:53:41
Medical professionals are warning men that they should consider regular PSA testing to determine if they have prostate cancer starting in their 40s, as evidence continues to mount that treating the disease in younger men may have its benefits.... Full Story

Experts recommend regular prostate cancer testing
Date: 2011-07-21 14:41:31
Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of the disease in men. For this reason, experts are urging individuals, particularly those who are at a high risk due to family history, to seek PSA testing and other screening measures to be sure that they are tumor free.... Full Story

Common medications may increase prostate cancer risk, FDA warns
Date: 2011-07-18 15:16:34
The Food and Drug Administration is warning men who take finasteride and dutasteride, two medications used to treat enlarged prostates, that they may be at an increased risk of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer.... Full Story

Combination radiation and hormone therapy shown to be effective in early-stage prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2011-07-15 14:49:26
For men who have received positive PSA tests, a combination of androgen deprivation therapy and radiation may significantly improve their chances of beating the disease, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Men with low BMI often experience a PSA bounce
Date: 2011-07-13 15:40:56
Men who have a low body mass index before undergoing radiation therapy to remove prostate tumors are significantly more likely to experience irregular PSA test readings after treatment than individuals with higher body mass, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Montreal.... Full Story

Expert recommends regular prostate exams for men
Date: 2011-07-11 14:42:08
While there is little consensus about when a man should begin screening for prostate cancer, most medical experts agree that regular PSA testing should play a role in all men's medical care. The procedure can detect growths in their earliest stages while they are most treatable.... Full Story

Experts discuss importance of PSA testing for prostate cancer
Date: 2011-07-08 14:48:32
Few men enjoy going to the doctor, particularly for issues relating to sexual health. However, a group of experts in Arkansas is warning men that PSA testing for prostate cancer can save their life.... Full Story

Many men have unrealistic expectations about prostate cancer surgery, study finds
Date: 2011-07-01 13:29:25
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, many men are forced to undergo surgery. While most know that there are certain risks associated with the procedure, many apparently do not understand how serious these side effects can be.... Full Story

Medications may provide pain relief in prostate cancer patients
Date: 2011-06-30 15:45:25
For most men who receive positive PSA tests, their cancer will be treatable. Death rates for the cancer continue to edge downward. However, for those who have a metastatic form of the disease, working to beat cancer can be a long and painful process.... Full Story

New prostate cancer meds save lives, but come with a catch
Date: 2011-06-29 15:26:23
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, men now have more options than ever before to treat the disease. However, some are beginning to raise concern over the sky high costs of many of these medications.... Full Story

PSA test may predict risk prostate cancer recurrence, study finds
Date: 2011-06-24 15:44:04
Even after a man has had his prostate removed due to cancer, PSA testing should still play a prominent role in his regular physical examinations. A new study published in the World Journal of Urology found that prostate cancer survivors with elevated PSA levels are more likely to suffer a recurrence of the condition.... Full Story

Cigarette smoking may increase prostate cancer risk, study finds
Date: 2011-06-22 15:46:53
Men who are regular smokers may benefit from seeking PSA testing sometime in the near future, as a new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco have found that cigarettes may be associated with an increased prostate cancer risk.... Full Story

Men can recover from side effects of prostate treatment, experts say
Date: 2011-06-21 15:42:12
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, men have many concerns. Chief among these is often the worry that they won’t be able to enjoy a satisfying sex life after they have surgery or radiation therapy to treat the condition. However, experts say that this is frequently not the case.... Full Story

Group seeks to provide PSA testing to more men
Date: 2011-06-15 15:43:00
PSA testing is considered one of the strongest tools in the fight against prostate cancer, and one group is challenging more men to get screened for the condition.... Full Story

Cancer survivors may have strained finances
Date: 2011-06-14 16:09:45
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, most men are focused entirely on beating the disease. However, a new study has found that even if they do survive the tumor, they may still have a long road ahead.... Full Story

Nutrient in vegetables may inhibit cancer growth
Date: 2011-06-13 12:45:32
Eating high amounts of broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide men with high levels of a nutrient that may lower their risk of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Oregon State University.... Full Story

Some prostate cancer treatments may do more harm than good
Date: 2011-06-10 15:33:23
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, many doctors are quick to start men on an aggressive treatment path. Patients go along with this because they are eager to have the potentially deadly tumor removed. However, more evidence is emerging that avoiding certain treatments may be more beneficial for some men.... Full Story

Following cancer screening guidelines is key to preserving prostate health
Date: 2011-06-08 13:03:48
PSA testing is considered to be one of the most important tools that a man has to limit his risk of developing prostate cancer. However, many individuals are unaware of when they should begin getting testing, which may delay their first screening and increase their odds of developing the condition.... Full Story

Prostate cancer treatment may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Date: 2011-06-07 11:48:31
A positive PSA test for prostate cancer on its own may be cause for concern, but sometimes, the treatments for the condition can cause further health problems. For example, a recent study found that hormone deprivation therapy may raise a man’s risk of developing diabetes.... Full Story

Coffee shown to lower prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-05-27 10:48:28
Men who consume high levels of daily coffee may be less likely to receive a PSA test indicating that they have a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

Brisk walking may benefit men diagnosed with prostate cancer
Date: 2011-05-26 11:14:27
For men who have recently received a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, there may be no better medicine than a walk in the park. A recent investigation published in the journal Cancer Research showed that brisk walking may prevent cancer from progressing to more serious stages.... Full Story

Researchers identify gene variation that increases prostate cancer risk in African-American men
Date: 2011-05-25 10:50:52
African-American men are known to be at a greater risk of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, but the cause of this was unclear. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has shown that the reasons for this association may lie in these men's genes.... Full Story

Acetaminophen shown to reduce prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-05-24 11:16:43
Taking regular doses of the pain reliever acetaminophen may help men avoid a positive PSA test indicating the presence of prostate cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.... Full Story

Laser treatment for enlarged prostate shown to be effective option
Date: 2011-05-23 11:17:24
For men whose PSA tests reveal that they have benign prostatic hyperplasia, getting the problem treated is key to ensuring good long-term health. However, many men avoid treatment due to fears of side effects.... Full Story

Study confirms the risks of a rising PSA level
Date: 2011-05-19 11:34:46
In recent years, the utility of PSA testing has come under fire from some experts who believe that it leads to overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment of prostate cancer. However, a new study from a team of Northwestern University researchers has shown that the test accurately predicts future cases of the disease in the vast majority of men who receive it.... Full Story

Smoking may raise prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-05-18 11:35:48
Smoking may lead to rising PSA test scores in men who have had their prostate removed due to cancer, indicating that the tumor may have returned, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.... Full Story

Obesity may lead to worse prostate cancer treatment outcomes
Date: 2011-05-17 11:17:04
Obese men are more likely to receive unhealthy PSA test results, even after they have been treated for prostate cancer, according to new study from researchers at the Duke University Medical Center.... Full Story

Selenium offers little support against prostate cancer
Date: 2011-05-16 11:24:09
Individuals who have been taking selenium supplements to reduce their risk of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer may be disappointed by the findings of a new study from a team of German researchers. They found that the nutrient provides little protection against the disease.... Full Story

Expert says it is possible to preserve sexual function following prostatectomy
Date: 2011-05-11 11:44:15
Many men worry that following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, they will require surgery that robs them of their sexual performance ability. However, experts say that new options in surgery mean that this is not necessarily the case anymore.... Full Story

Prostate cancer surgery may improve survival rate
Date: 2011-05-06 11:18:56
Men with prostate cancer may be more likely to live beyond 15 years if they have surgery soon after diagnosis, even individuals whose PSA test results indicate that they are in a low-risk group, according to a new study from a team of Swedish researchers.... Full Story

Nationwide event seeks to raise awareness of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-05-05 11:15:20
In order to raise money for treating and researching prostate cancer and encourage more men to seek PSA testing, organizers are planning to hold a nationwide men's health event this weekend that will seek to raise awareness of this important issue.... Full Story

Report predicts surge in prostate cancer cases
Date: 2011-05-03 11:26:04
Prostate cancer is already the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men, but a new report suggests that even more individuals will soon start receiving positive PSA tests for prostate cancer.... Full Story

Aspirin may reduce risk of prostate cancer recurrence
Date: 2011-05-03 11:21:45
For men who have received radiation treatment for prostate cancer, taking aspirin may help them keep their PSA test scores low and avoid a recurrence of the disease, according to a new study from researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center.... Full Story

Researchers think vegetables may aid in the fight against prostate cancer
Date: 2011-04-29 11:29:37
Consuming more vegetables may benefit men who have received positive PSA tests for prostate cancer. A group of researchers is saying that plant foods may help slow the progression of tumors and stop prostate cancer from metastasizing.... Full Story

Majority of men who opt for prostate surgery report lower quality of life
Date: 2011-04-28 11:43:39
Following a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, many men opt to have the gland completely removed. However, a new study from a team of German researchers shows that the majority of surgery patients feel worse after the procedure than they did before.... Full Story

Omega-3s may increase a man's risk of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-04-26 11:19:56
For years experts have said that consuming more omega-3 fatty acids may reduce an individual's risk of developing heart disease. However, a new study has shown that this may increase a man's odds of receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer.... Full Story

Acupuncture can reduce side effects in men being treated for prostate cancer
Date: 2011-04-22 11:28:06
Most men who receive positive PSA test results opt for hormone therapy to reduce their tumor. However, this treatment approach can bring with it severe side effects that include hot flashes, heart palpitations and anxiety. Yet a new study has shown that acupuncture treatment may be able to reduce these side effects.... Full Story

Experts recommend men continue with regular PSA testing
Date: 2011-04-18 14:38:47
Following the recent release of a study, which showed that early treatment of prostate cancer does not necessarily improve survival rates, many people have claimed that the disease is not as great of a threat to men. However, one medical expert says that it can still be life-threatening, and recommends continued PSA testing.... Full Story

Treatment may not be the best option for men with positive PSA tests
Date: 2011-04-14 11:15:13
Delaying surgery or radiation treatment for men who have received positive PSA tests for prostate cancer does not increase their risk of death, according to a new study out of Johns Hopkins University. The researchers said that using "active surveillance" of prostate growths could help men avoid the side effects of cancer treatment without increasing their risk of cancer complications.... Full Story

Parkinson's patients may be more likely to develop prostate cancer
Date: 2011-04-08 11:29:08
Individuals who suffer from Parkinson's disease may be more likely to also receive a positive PSA test indicating the presence of prostate cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Utah.... Full Story

Older men are more likely than younger men to get PSA testing
Date: 2011-03-30 11:50:53
Many men who are at high risk for prostate cancer do not receive PSA tests, while too many older men who have little risk of the disease are being screened, according to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology.... Full Story

PSA test needs vary among different men
Date: 2011-03-25 11:29:59
Prostate cancer is among the most common types of cancer in men, which is why experts recommend frequent PSA testing to help men understand their individual prostate cancer risk. However, the frequency of testing should depend on the man’s age.... Full Story

Overuse of costly new prostate cancer treatments drive up costs
Date: 2011-03-21 11:54:31
Some medical professionals have in recent years tried to pin rising prostate cancer treatment costs on heavy use of PSA testing. However, a new study suggests that the over use of new and costly therapies that are only marginally supported by clinical evidence may be the true culprit.... Full Story

Doctor warns men about prostate cancer myths
Date: 2011-03-18 11:50:13
A lack of urinary symptoms does not mean that men should skip PSA tests, says one prostate cancer expert. They may still have the disease even in the absence of symptoms and frequent screening is instrumental in catching the disease in its early stages when it is most treatable.... Full Story

Prostate cancer treatment may result in weight gain
Date: 2011-03-17 16:14:18
Following a positive PSA test, men face many treatment options, each of which come along with their own benefits and drawbacks. For example, a new study shows that the vast majority of men who are treated with androgen deprivation therapy experience significant weight gain in the first year of therapy.... Full Story

Experts recommend frequent prostate cancer testing
Date: 2011-03-16 14:37:59
While recognizing that some men with high PSA test results are overtreated, officials from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network said that prostate cancer testing should remain a high priority in the coming years, according Medscape Medical News.... Full Story

Experts warn of association between prostate cancer and obesity
Date: 2011-03-09 13:44:37
Men who receive a positive PSA test for prostate cancer may benefit from exercising to lose excess pounds as part of their treatment, as experts say that men who are heavier may have worse outcomes than males of a healthy weight.... Full Story

Too many doctors fail to mention PSA testing to patients, survey finds
Date: 2011-03-03 12:55:00
Despite the fact that a few medical professionals doubt the usefulness of PSA testing, it remains the most effective way to diagnose prostate cancer, and most medical organizations recommend that men seek testing on a regular basis, particularly if their age or family history puts them in a high-risk group.... Full Story

Men can limit prostate risk through lifestyle improvements
Date: 2011-02-28 13:30:03
Men who are concerned about receiving a positive PSA test for prostate cancer may not know that many of the risk factors for the disease are entirely within their control, and that making a few simple lifestyle changes can have a major benefit.... Full Story

Wrong men may receive prostate cancer testing, study finds
Date: 2011-02-22 13:31:39
Too few men who are at high risk of prostate cancer receive preventative measures, such as prostate cancer testing, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Medical Center.... Full Story

Study shows pomegranate extract may slow prostate tumor growth
Date: 2011-02-21 14:00:27
Men who have received positive PSA test results for potential prostate cancer may benefit from getting more pomegranate into their diet. A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers shows that an extract of the fruit may be able to slow prostate cancer growth, according to Renal and Urology News.... Full Story

Early balding shown to indicate increased prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-02-17 13:40:30
Men who began going bald at a young may benefit from seeking PSA testing to check for prostate cancer. A new study published in the journal The Annals of Oncology found that men who start losing their hair in their 20s are significantly more likely to develop the disease.... Full Story

Medical experts call for update to PSA testing guidelines
Date: 2011-02-14 13:41:39
Following the release of a recent study, which found that men over 70 are at much higher risk of developing prostate cancer, experts hope that PSA testing guidelines will soon be revised to reflect the growing understanding that risk increases with age.... Full Story

Genetics help doctors know if cancer is deadly
Date: 2011-02-11 14:53:19
Following a positive PSA test of prostate cancer, men and their doctors may have several difficult choices. First and foremost among these is what type of treatment approach to take. They all have their own benefits and drawbacks, and choosing correctly is extremely important.... Full Story

Study cracks genetic code of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-02-10 13:51:24
Researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer institute have successfully sequenced the entire genome of prostate cancer cells. The findings could provide tremendous insights into the nature of the disease, which could improve doctors' ability to treat prostate cancer in men who have received positive PSA tests.... Full Story

Dutasteride not cost-effective for prevention of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-02-09 13:31:25
Some health experts have recommended that any man who receives a PSA test result that puts them in a high-risk category for prostate cancer begin taking dutasteride, a medication that has been shown to reduce the size of enlarged prostates. However, a new study published by the journal Cancer Prevention Research has found that this is not a cost-effective way to prevent the disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend more PSA testing
Date: 2011-02-07 12:56:03
When treating men for urinary tract issues, doctors should always start with a PSA test, according to new guidelines for testing for, treating and preventing benign prostatic hyperplasia developed by the American Urologic Association, according to HealthDay News.... Full Story

Experts affirm benefits of PSA testing
Date: 2011-02-04 13:46:56
Despite some recent controversy in the medical community over the efficacy of PSA testing, urological experts continue to affirm that the test is the most accurate warning sign of prostate cancer in men. Additionally, its ability to provide an early diagnosis makes it a valuable tool to fight the disease in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to eliminate.... Full Story

Older men are more at risk for prostate cancer complications
Date: 2011-02-03 13:25:18
Older men may benefit the most from PSA testing for prostate cancer. According to new findings from Army researchers, individuals over 70 have far more risk factors for the condition, and generally experience poorer outcomes when they develop the disease.... Full Story

Advocacy group seeks more funding for prostate cancer programs
Date: 2011-02-02 14:21:01
The Prostate Cancer Roundtable, a group of nonprofit advocacy groups, has released a new policy agenda that calls for increased funding of prostate cancer testing and research programs.... Full Story

Researchers develop better way to treat prostate cancer
Date: 2011-01-13 11:42:15
A positive PSA test may help detect prostate cancer in men, allowing them to seek treatment while the disease is still in its early stages. However, even after detection, men are not out of the woods. Many treatments for prostate cancer come along with serious side effects that can impact quality of life.... Full Story

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