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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

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