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  • Prostate cancer: It’s not one size fits all

    Debate and discussion have been aroused due to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force’s draft recommendation on prostate cancer screening. The dispute arises regarding its worth and usefulness of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. This is a normal, bold test that males of ages 50 and above are recommended to take. It is up to men to have cancer screening tests....

  • Changes in screening prostate cancer

    After a heated dispute and debate, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force sent out a recommendation draft against prostate cancer screening in men. Five years after this had been issued, the USPSTF has called back their statement and said that it is up to the individual himself if he wants to get a PSA screening test done. PSA screening test...

  • Factors to Consider When Choosing a Texas Prostate Cancer Treatment Center

    There are a number of prostate cancer care centers in Texas. While some are affiliated to hospitals, others are stand alone clinics. It is not always easy to find the most suitable option when you have so many to choose from. Below are the factors to consider when choosing a Texas prostate cancer treatment center. Multidisciplinary collaboration among medics-Successful...

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men above the age of 60. Overall, it is the second most common type of cancer among men across the globe. Below are 6 facts about prostate cancer and prostate cancer treatment you should know. The likelihood of getting prostate cancer when you are less than 40 years is less...

  • How Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Getting Revolutionized

    The type of tumor a patient suffering from prostate cancer has will determine the kind of treatment to be given. Thus, understanding the factors at play, such as the rate of growth of the tumor, as well as the genetic makeup of the patient is essential to develop an effective plan for treating the disease. A study: A group...

  • Creating Awareness of Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types among men, and to celebrate the fourth iteration of Bowvember, the non-profit-organization, Procure has allied itself with the famed and fashionable designer Philippe Dubuc to create a bowtie to stand as a beacon to illuminate the battle being waged against prostate cancer. The 2017 bowtie, which is fashionable for...

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Prostate Cancer Treatment?

    Men who are diagnosed with low-risk, early stage prostate cancer may find their doctors recommending they take a unique approach to treatment. Rather than rush headlong into surgery and other interventions, research is showing that watchful waiting can have benefits. This form of treatment involves careful monitoring of a tumor, but no direct interventions. In doing so, “active surveillance,”...

  • Your Partner Has Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer: Now What?

    A positive diagnosis of prostate cancer doesn’t necessarily affect only the man diagnosed. His partner is also likely to struggle with the realities of this disease. There are certain things partners of the estimated 161,000 American men likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year need to know. Being armed with information can help partners address...

  • Male Pattern Baldness May Rise Prostate Cancer Risks, Researchers Find

    Men who suffer from male pattern baldness may find themselves with more worries than hair loss. A recent study suggests there may be a link between this very common concern and a greater risk for developing prostate cancer. The study in question involved nearly 400 people who had no family history of prostate cancer, but were suspected to have the...

  • Height, Weight Can Increase Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

    Most of the American men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year will learn they have highly treatable, low-risk forms of the disease. That, however, is not always the case. Some tumors are deemed much more aggressive and do demand immediate intervention to improve the likelihood of positive outcomes. Researchers have recently added to the body...

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