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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

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