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New study warns of dangers of letting BPH go untreated
Date: 2011-05-20 11:23:27
After a PSA test reveals that a man has benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, there are many treatment options to be considered. However, a new investigation from University of California, San Diego researchers indicates that many men may not be getting the treatment that they need.... Full Story

New genetic testing could eliminate the need for biopsies
Date: 2011-02-18 13:38:27
Following a positive PSA test, men usually must undergo further prostate testing to determine the exact nature of their growth. Most of the time, this means an invasive biopsy, which is one of the main reasons why men frequently avoid the doctor. However, a team of Australian researchers is looking at the possibility of using genetic testing to determine a growth's risk.... Full Story

Basketball legends encourage men to seek PSA testing
Date: 2011-02-16 13:50:36
In an effort to get more men interest in seeking PSA testing for prostate cancer, a roster of college basketball icons have teamed up with ESPN to work on a campaign that highlights the importance of taking charge of their own health matters.... Full Story

App helps men keep track of prostate symptoms
Date: 2011-02-11 14:57:12
Men may soon be able to consult their smart phone to know when it is time to talk to their doctor about PSA testing for prostate cancer. A urologist from Concord Hospital in New Hampshire recently developed an application for the iPhone that allows men to track symptoms and alerts them when it may be time to talk to a doctor, according to the Boston Globe.... Full Story

Stress management before surgery may improve outcome for prostate patients
Date: 2011-02-01 11:40:23
Men who have received positive PSA tests and are about to undergo treatment for prostate cancer may feel very stressed. Treatments associated with the condition can often cause serious side effects, and this frequently leads to anxiety and depression. However, using stress management techniques may help mitigate these emotional disturbances, according to a new study from the University of Texas.... Full Story

Researcher identifies possible prostate cancer protection
Date: 2011-01-28 13:46:37
Millions of men receive positive PSA tests for prostate cancer every year. While the condition is treatable when it is diagnosed early, experts say that it is still best to avoid it entirely. Researchers are getting closer to being able to help men do that.... Full Story

Aspirin may reduce prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-01-26 13:28:20
Individuals who have received elevated PSA test results but do not yet have prostate cancer may benefit from starting an aspirin regimen. New researchers from University of Oxford investigators shows that the drug may help mitigate future prostate risk.... Full Story

Training program helps men with prostate cancer overcome incontinence
Date: 2011-01-21 10:58:31
For men who have received a positive PSA test and opted to have their entire prostate removed, incontinence may be a frequent problem. While they are likely to be completely cancer free at this point, the side effects of surgery may seriously impact their quality of life.... Full Story

Experts say misconceptions prevent men from seeking PSA testing
Date: 2011-01-20 11:34:55
With all the information that is available these days, men often come across misconceptions about prostate cancer. However, experts worry that these falsehoods could stop them from seeking potentially life-saving PSA testing.... Full Story

Obesity increases the risk of prostate cancer, leads to worse outcomes
Date: 2011-01-18 13:32:29
Obesity may be connected to rising PSA test results and an increased risk for developing prostate cancer, according to a new study from Duke University researchers.... Full Story

Researchers uncover method by which PSA increases prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-01-17 09:25:03
The PSA test is widely recognized as the most useful measure of a man’s prostate cancer risk. Doctors have long noted an association between elevated PSA levels and increased odds of developing the disease. However, the precise reasons behind this association have remained cloudy.... Full Story

New treatment option may increase survival rate of low-risk prostate cancer
Date: 2011-01-14 11:47:32
Many men who have had a PSA test that indicates that they have low-risk prostate cancer opt for a strategy of watchful waiting. While this may help them avoid some of the most serious side effects associated with more aggressive treatment options like surgery or radiation therapy, it also may increase the risk that the cancer will progress.... Full Story

Soy may slow the growth of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-01-10 16:58:38
Soy products may not be at the top of too many men's shopping lists, but new research from Northwestern University researchers has shown that a nutrient in the food may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.... Full Story

Experts continue to recommend PSA testing despite controversy
Date: 2011-01-07 12:45:46
Despite recent controversy over the efficacy of extensive PSA testing for men over age 50, experts say that it is still the standard of care for men in this age group and remains the best tool for detecting potentially dangerous growths at an early stage when they are more treatable.... Full Story

Exercise may reduce prostate cancer risk
Date: 2011-01-06 08:53:44
Men who have received a positive PSA test for prostate cancer may benefit from increasing their physical activity. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that exercise may significantly reduce the mortality rate of prostate cancer.... Full Story

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