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Most men with prostate cancer opt for surgery
Date: 2010-12-29 08:50:28
Following a PSA test that indicates possible prostate cancer, men have many treatment options. Surgery and radiation therapies can be most effective at eradicating tumors, but they often come with side effects. Watchful waiting and hormone therapy are less invasive options, but they may increase the chances that a growth will develop into high-grade cancer.... Full Story

Older men rarely get aggressive prostate cancer treatment
Date: 2010-12-28 08:56:05
Following PSA testing that reveals an elevated risk of prostate cancer, older men are less likely to be offered the most treatment options than younger men, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.... Full Story

DNA testing may identify men at risk for prostate cancer
Date: 2010-12-23 08:59:35
PSA testing is widely considered to be the most vital measure of a man's prostate cancer risk. However, what happens after the procedure is the topic of much debate. Some have suggested that too many men are subjected to unnecessary treatments following poor interpretation of PSA test results.... Full Story

Researchers identify compound that may slow prostate cancer growth
Date: 2010-12-21 09:03:40
A team of European researchers has discovered a compound that appears to be effective at preventing the growth and development of prostate cancer cells.... Full Story

PSA test accurate in men taking prostate-shrinking medication
Date: 2010-12-20 13:21:24
PSA testing is widely considered to be one of the most useful measures of a man's prostate cancer risk. However, a new study has found that the measure may be even more effective in men who are taking drugs for enlarged prostates.... Full Story

Common measure of prostate risk may be unreliable
Date: 2010-12-15 11:12:52
A team of University of California researchers has found that a common measure of prostate cancer risk may be inaccurate at projecting the risk of recurrence. The results underscore the importance for men who have survived prostate cancer to continue with PSA testing to make sure that the condition does not return.... Full Story

FDA denies approval of prostate treatment
Date: 2010-12-13 09:18:05
Drugs that could potentially prevent the development of prostate cancer in men who have slightly elevated PSA test scores were recently struck down by the Food and Drug Administration over concerns that they may actually increase the risk of high-risk cancer.... Full Story

Ultrasound imaging may soon offer a reliable option for prostate cancer testing
Date: 2010-12-09 09:40:34
Prostate cancer can be easily treated when it is discovered in its early stages. However, men often find the traditional rectal exam uncomfortable and sometimes avoid prostate cancer testing. A new study from European researchers has found that ultrasound testing may be a reliable, non-invasive way to diagnose the disease.... Full Story

For some men with prostate cancer, avoiding treatment is the best option
Date: 2010-12-03 09:08:58
Men who have received a positive prostate cancer test have many treatment options at their disposal. However, a growing number of men are choosing to simply monitor their condition and not take steps to remove or kill the growth.... Full Story

Prostate tumors may elevate risk of other types of cancer
Date: 2010-11-15 10:51:23
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer have a lot to worry about. The findings of a new study add one more thing to that list and underscore the need for further cancer testing.... Full Story

New prostate cancer drug sparks cost debate
Date: 2010-11-10 08:53:19
Men who have received a high prostate cancer test have many options to choose from for addressing their condition. One option that government officials are currently considering covering by Medicare and Medicaid has renewed an argument over the cost of some of these procedures.... Full Story

PSA testing may predict risk of prostate cancer metastasis and death
Date: 2010-11-05 08:22:09
PSA testing is one of the most effective ways to detect prostate cancer. However, a new study has found that screening may also predict whether or not the cancer will spread to other areas of the body, as well as how deadly it may be.... Full Story

Experts recommend frequent PSA testing
Date: 2010-11-01 10:31:53
PSA testing is one of the most important things a man can do to reduce his risk of prostate cancer. By getting his levels checked on a regular basis, he can stay on top of his prostate health and be alerted to potentially dangerous changes in his level.... Full Story

Aspirin may benefit men being treated for prostate cancer
Date: 2010-10-28 08:10:22
Men who have received a positive PSA test have many treatment options for dealing with their condition. However, the findings of a new study indicate that they are less likely to die from their condition regardless of whether they opt for radiation therapy or surgery if they take aspirin along with their treatment.... Full Story

Regular PSA testing may result in improved quality of life for men who develop prostate cancer
Date: 2010-10-26 16:10:18
Improvements in prostate cancer treatments have resulted in significantly better survival rates for the disease. However, the findings of a new study suggest that men affected by prostate who received regular PSA testing earlier in lives had a better quality of life following treatment.... Full Story

Prostate cancer may increase the risk of colon cancer
Date: 2010-10-21 08:08:53
Men who are being treated for prostate cancer should consider seeking colon cancer testing. According to the findings of a new study, these men are at significantly higher risk for developing pre-cancerous colon polyps than the general population.... Full Story

Study finds public health benefits from free PSA testing
Date: 2010-10-18 13:08:44
Offering free PSA testing may be a useful and cost-effective way to reduce mortality rates associated with prostate cancer, according to a recent study published in Renal and Urology News.... Full Story

Prostate cancer groups work to raise awareness of the importance of PSA testing
Date: 2010-10-15 11:30:10
In recent weeks, NFL teams across the country donned pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the move is sure to raise public consciousness of the problem, some prostate cancer advocacy groups are calling on the league to give similar treatment to their cause.... Full Story

PSA levels at age 60 may predict prostate risk
Date: 2010-10-12 10:49:36
Most doctors recommend that men over age 50 receive a PSA test to determine their risk for developing prostate cancer. A new study has found that the procedure may be particularly important for men over age 60, as PSA levels at this age are closely associated with the risk of developing dangerous, life-threatening prostate cancer.... Full Story

Groups call for more prostate cancer awareness campaigns
Date: 2010-10-08 14:41:15
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, some groups are taking advantage of the opportunity to raise awareness of another condition that kills nearly as many men as breast cancer kills women.... Full Story

Genetic variations may increase risk of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-10-05 07:48:02
Recent findings of genetic variations that lead to certain types of tumor growth may lead to more effective prostate cancer testing in the future, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health.... Full Story

Scientists find genetic link in several types of cancer
Date: 2010-09-30 16:33:19
Men who have a family history of breast cancer may want to consider PSA testing to determine their prostate health. A recent study has found that male family members of women who have the disease are significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer.... Full Story

Experts recommend PSA testing despite controversy
Date: 2010-09-28 16:07:01
PSA testing has become a highly contentious issue in recent years. Some health professionals have argued that the procedure leads to the detection and treatment of smaller growths on the prostate that are unlikely to develop into dangerous cancer. However, others in the medical profession are voicing their support for the test, saying that it is still the most effective tool for detecting problems.... Full Story

Study shows good results for surgery in men with positive PSA test
Date: 2010-09-27 16:22:22
Following a positive PSA test, men have many choices for treating their prostate cancer. These range from simple monitoring to invasive surgery that completely removes the prostate.... Full Story

Free PSA testing helps more men get screened
Date: 2010-09-24 15:10:27
Despite the fact that prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death among men, experts say that too few men are seeking PSA testing, which could detect a potentially deadly tumor in its early stages.... Full Story

Groups raise awareness of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-09-21 17:09:23
Despite the fact that prostate cancer is among the most common causes of death for men, few individuals are aware of the dangers posed by the disease. Due to this fact, many health experts say that too few men are seeking PSA testing to determine whether or not they have harmful growths.... Full Story

Cholesterol drug may lead to improved treatment of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-09-20 22:14:38
Men who have received a positive prostate cancer test may have a new hope for treating their disease. Results from a new study show that a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol may also be effective at curbing tumor growth in the prostate.... Full Story

Bill seeks to extend PSA testing to more men
Date: 2010-09-17 21:28:10
In an effort to reduce the number of prostate cancer deaths among African American men, lawmakers in Washington are throwing their support behind a bill that would make grant money available to develop more accurate PSA tests, and to help make these tests more widely available.... Full Story

Testosterone testing may help determine prostate risk
Date: 2010-09-17 14:05:49
Due in part to recent controversy over the efficacy of PSA testing, little has been made of role testosterone testing can play in the detecting prostate cancer. While it may not provide as targeted of a measure of risk, health experts say that may but useful in building a picture of a patient's risk of cancer.... Full Story

PSA testing accurately predicts risk of prostate death
Date: 2010-09-15 22:21:20
Health experts continue to recommend PSA testing for men in order to help them understand their risk of prostate cancer. Despite recent controversy over the test's effectiveness, doctors continue to insist that it is the most accurate way to screen men for prostate problems.... Full Story

Study recommends PSA testing early, but not necessarily often
Date: 2010-09-13 22:26:35
Some health experts have warned that PSA testing may lead to the over-diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, a new study suggests that, in addition to detecting problems early, PSA testing may help men avoid undergoing unnecessary procedures in the future.... Full Story

Experts recommend PSA testing to avoid prostate problems
Date: 2010-09-07 22:18:46
Despite recent criticism that suggests that PSA testing may lead to over-treatment of prostate growths will never cause damage, many experts still claim that the procedure is a necessary part of men's health that has saved millions of lives.... Full Story

Aggressive prostate treatments may not always be necessary
Date: 2010-09-10 13:52:07
Following a positive PSA test, men have many treatment options to eliminate their prostate cancer. Many individuals opt for aggressive treatments that include either radiation therapy or surgical removal of the prostate.... Full Story

PSA testing is a vital part of men's health, experts say
Date: 2010-08-27 21:44:06
When it is found early, prostate cancer can be extremely treatable and relatively easy to cure. However, when the problem goes undiscovered and is allowed to develop, it can have deadly consequences.... Full Story

Common herbicide linked to prostate health problems
Date: 2010-08-25 20:02:09
PSA testing may benefit men who have been exposed to the herbicide Atrazine, as a new study has found that the weed killer may cause inflammation that leads to prostate health problems.... Full Story

Groups advocate for PSA testing
Date: 2010-08-23 20:28:17
PSA testing has recently come under fire from some critics who claim that it leads to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatment. However, most health experts believe that the test is a vital diagnostic for detecting prostate cancer that saves many men's lives.... Full Story

Groups offer free PSA testing
Date: 2010-08-20 21:18:43
Despite the fact that studies have linked regular PSA testing to lower levels of prostate cancer, some experts feel that too few men are seeking the procedure. Several obstacles stand in the way of getting more men tested, including education, access and interest in prostate health.... Full Story

Groups offer free PSA testing
Date: 2010-08-03 20:35:44
In an effort to get more men to seek PSA testing, many community health groups offer the procedure for free, a move which experts say may reduce the instance of death from the disease.... Full Story

Advocates say PSA testing is effective
Date: 2010-07-28 19:59:18
Despite recent controversy in which opponents of PSA testing claimed that the screening method leads to over-diagnosis and overtreatment, most health experts still say that the test is the most effective means for detecting prostate cancer in its early stages while it is treatable. ... Full Story

Public service messages may hinder PSA testing campaigns
Date: 2010-07-27 21:07:41
Many men who avoid PSA testing do so because they feel few other men are receiving screening for prostate cancer, and feel that it is not necessary, according to a new study from German researchers. ... Full Story

Androgen levels key to PSA testing
Date: 2010-07-21 20:14:50
PSA testing is a vital tool for detecting prostate cancer in men. The test measures the amount of the hormone androgen produced by prostate growths. High levels of this hormone have been linked to advanced stage prostate cancer. ... Full Story

High-fat diets increase chances of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-07-16 20:49:13
Individuals who regularly consume fatty foods may benefit from PSA testing, as a new study has found that unhealthy diets may increase the risk of prostate cancer.... Full Story

Men with prostate cancer are more likely to have healthy bones
Date: 2010-07-13 22:03:48
PSA testing may predict more than a man's risk for developing prostate cancer. A new study has found that men who are free of the cancer are more likely to develop low bone mineral content (BMC), which many contribute to fragile bones, fractures and osteoporosis. ... Full Story

PSA testing predicts risk of death
Date: 2010-07-09 20:54:36
PSA testing may be an effective tool in predicting how likely a man is to die from prostate cancer, according to new research from the Duke University Medical Center. ... Full Story

PSA testing shown to cut prostate cancer deaths
Date: 2010-07-01 22:14:04
Despite recent controversy over the necessity of screening all men for prostate cancer using PSA testing, a new study has found that using the screening tool can cut deaths from prostate cancer in half. ... Full Story

Statins may lower the risk of prostate cancer recurrence
Date: 2010-06-29 21:30:23
Men who have had a prostatectomy to remove cancer are less likely to see a recurrence of tumors as shown by PSA testing if they are also taking statins to control their cholesterol, a new study has found.... Full Story

Exposure to pesticides tied to prostate cancer
Date: 2010-06-22 21:32:03
A new study has found that men who have been exposed to certain pesticides may benefit from PSA testing, as the chemicals have been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer.... Full Story

Genetic markers could bolster PSA testing reliability
Date: 2010-06-08 20:29:56
PSA testing is one of the most effective methods for detecting prostate cancer. However, the test has had limited success in diagnosing some younger men with particularly aggressive forms of the disease.... Full Story

PSA testing is safe and effective, experts say
Date: 2010-05-25 18:40:39
The PSA test, a common measurement of a man's risk for developing prostate cancer, has recently been at the center of controversy. Some argue that the test is too expensive and leads to many over-diagnoses. ... Full Story

PSA test helps men survive prostate cancer
Date: 2010-05-17 18:38:30
Doctors are nearly unanimous when it comes whether or not men should have their prostate tested as they age. Many believe that testing can find problems at earlier stages when cancers are more treatable, which can help save men's lives.... Full Story

Prostate Cancer Foundation funds new studies
Date: 2010-05-12 18:42:02
In an effort to increase the availability of prostate testing and get more researchers investigating new treatments, the Prostate Cancer Foundation recently announced it would fund 12 new studies with a combined $3.6 million. ... Full Story

PSA testing is the most effective tool for detecting prostate cancer, experts say
Date: 2010-05-10 19:11:08
It is widely accepted that PSA tests can play an important role in detecting prostate problems early and saving lives, but some in the medical community have recently warned that too much testing can lead to overdiagnosis and increased medical costs. ... Full Story

Prostate testing can save men's lives, experts say
Date: 2010-05-05 22:29:57
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, but many experts say that prostate cancer testing can be the most effective way for men to prevent the disease from developing. ... Full Story

Researchers find a link between prostate problems and gum disease
Date: 2010-04-30 21:44:43
Men at high risk for developing prostate problems may want to pay more attention to their dental hygiene, as a recent study suggests there may be a link between gum disease and poor prostate health. ... Full Story

Study shows prostate cancer may run in families
Date: 2010-04-29 13:53:04
Men who have a history of prostate cancer in their families should consider getting tested, as a new study has found that the disease may be genetically linked.... Full Story

Prostate drug lowers risk of cancer
Date: 2010-04-27 22:39:05
A new study has found that men at risk for prostate cancer may be able to lower their risk by taking a drug already on the market.... Full Story

Blood test may show severity of prostate growths
Date: 2010-04-27 16:05:07
A new study has found that a simple blood test may be all that's needed to determine which men with potentially non-lethal prostate growths will be better off simply monitoring the condition, and which men will need more aggressive treatment.... Full Story

PSA testing is best option for detecting cancer, experts say
Date: 2010-04-23 19:00:31
Despite a recent controversy about the benefits of PSA tests, a growing number of doctors in the men's health community are saying the test is not only safe, but essential for detecting a potentially life threatening disease. ... Full Story

Study finds northerners at higher risk of prostate cancer
Date: 2010-04-22 19:42:04
Northerners who are already sick of dealing with the cold may have a new reason to head off to sunnier, southern locales, as a new study found a link between cold, dry weather and prostate cancer. ... Full Story

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