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Mathematical formula could help doctors determine best prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2011-11-22 18:04:36
Following a positive PSA testing indicating the presence of prostate cancer, determining the most appropriate course of treatment can be difficult. The tumors are generally slow growing, so many individuals can get away with just monitoring their condition, saving them from side effects associated with treatment. However, this can also put them at risk for metastasis.... Full Story

Group blasts new prostate cancer testing guidelines
Date: 2011-11-16 16:36:46
Last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation that doctors stop administering PSA testing to healthy men with few risk factors for prostate cancer. This caused an immediate reaction from experts in the field.... Full Story

Nursing home patients rarely receive treatment for prostate cancer
Date: 2011-11-15 16:51:24
The vast majority of men who are given positive PSA test results while in a nursing home setting never receive appropriate treatments for their condition, according to a new study.... Full Story

Early prostate cancer diagnosis can keep conservative treatment approaches in play
Date: 2011-11-14 16:28:09
Many of the most common treatments for prostate cancer can carry a high risk of side effects like urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. However, the earlier a tumor is detected, the less likely it is a man will have to undergo an invasive procedure, which is why regular PSA testing is so important.... Full Story

Group urges men to educate themselves about prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-11-09 15:09:29
In recent months, the medical community's attitudes toward PSA testing have become very complicated. A federal agency came out with recommendations saying that most healthy men do not need testing, but many experts continue to say the screening is an invaluable tool for early detection.... Full Story

Academic hospitals provide strong prostate cancer surgical care
Date: 2011-11-07 16:47:24
For men who have received high PSA test results indicating they have prostate cancer that requires surgery, having the procedure done at a hospital that is affiliated with a medical university may improve the outcome, according to a new study.... Full Story

New discovery may lead to the development of side effect-free prostate cancer treatments
Date: 2011-11-04 15:58:33
For men who have received positive PSA test results indicating the presence of prostate cancer, there are thankfully many therapeutic approaches that may cure the condition. Unfortunately, many of these treatments come with a significant risk of side effects like incontinence and impotence.... Full Story

Most doctors continue to see value in PSA testing
Date: 2011-11-01 15:55:12
The vast majority of urologists feel that PSA testing is an invaluable tool for detecting prostate cancer early and treating effectively, according to a recent survey.... Full Story

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