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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

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