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  • Why Screening for Prostate Cancer is Important in Metastatic Cases

    A diagnosis for metastatic prostate cancer has a 30% five-year survival rate. The regional or local disease has almost a 100% survival rate. Patients diagnosed with localized but aggressive prostate cancer can receive curative treatment. But for men with metastatic disease, the treatments will not be curative, but will only slow the progression of the disease. That is why...

  • Are Men Aged 70 Eligible for a PSA Test?

    The American Cancer Society states that most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer around the age of 66. A PSA is a blood screening that is conducted to find prostate-specific antigens in the bloodstream. A normal PSA level varies with age. The test results for PSA are reported as nanograms of PSA per milliliter of blood. High levels of PSA...

  • How Often Should Men Take PSA Tests?

    Several years ago, men were recommended to have routine PSA tests at the age of 50. But because most of them were subjected to unnecessary surgery and radiation treatments that resulted in severe side effects, research suggested that not all men should get the test. Today, it is recommended that some men should undergo PSA testing after consultation with their...

  • The Diagnoses and Deaths from Prostate Cancer have Declined Worldwide

    The incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer keep stabilizing or decreasing in many parts of the world. Despite this trend, prostate cancer still is the second commonly diagnosed cancer as well as the sixth leading cause of cancer mortality among men. The prostate cancer patients' survival rate depends on how far the disease has spread. Studies have revealed that...

  • Yoga Helps to Minimize the Side Effects for Prostate Cancer

    External beam radiation treatment in prostate cancer patients affects both cancer cells and healthy cells. The side effects of radiation range from urinary changes, blood in urine, rectal bleeding, fatigue, painful bowel movements, sexual and erectile dysfunction, and much more. Research suggests that yoga can help prostate cancer patients deal with the treatment side effects of the disease. Sometimes the...

  • Delaying Treatment After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Is It Safe?

    Waiting for test results can be unnerving because you don’t know what to expect. After a prostate biopsy, you may find yourself looking for more information and you will find out about many treatment options in the event you do have cancer. Patients that are diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are more likely to choose Active Surveillance over other...

  • Gene Causing Spread of Prostate Cancer Identified

    Researchers from Rutgers University have found a particular gene present in prostate cancer tumors that shows when patients are at a high risk of having their cancer spread. By extension, this find suggests that targeting treatment interventions at this particular gene can aid in prostate cancer patients living longer. This NSD2 gene was identified using a computer algorithm that was...

  • Important Information for Urologists on Hereditary Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is currently the most common cancer in men over the age of 50 and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Estimations show that in 2018 alone, 165,000 men would be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over 29,000 men suffering from it would die from this disease. African American men are almost twice as...

  • A New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer can Detect Treatment Failure Early

    A study revealed that a new blood test had been proven to detect the early signs that prostate cancer will resist treatment. The liquid biopsy test is opening ways for developing more tests that will help analyze whole tumor cells circulating in the blood to provide details about the tumor’s genetic make-up. It is perceived that in future, the...

  • Prostate Cancer Screening: What are Your Options?

    A debate has been surrounding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test used to detect the activity of cells in the prostate. PSA is an essential screening blood test, but controversy has been drawn from the fact that the test can present false positives. This is because there are more issues other than cancer that can directly affect PSA levels. Issues...