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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

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