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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

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