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  • Yoga May Help Prostate Cancer Patients Cope

    No matter how it’s cracked, undergoing radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer can take its toll on men and their quality of life. Even if no side effects from this potentially life-saving treatment present, the reality is the process can increase anxiety and drain men of energy. Researchers are finding, however, that yoga may help men combat some of...

  • Protein May Prevent Prostate Cancer’s Spread to the Bone

    Researchers looking at the connection between prostate cancer and its potentially painful and deadly spread to bones may have unlocked a secret to help prevent metastasis. It seems a protein secreted by the bones themselves may help inhibit the spread of prostate cancer into nearby bones. The results of a study conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University...

  • Exercise May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

    Men who don’t want to count themselves among the 220,000 Americans diagnosed with prostate cancer each and every year may find working up a sweat helps them lower risk for this potentially fatal disease. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have found that men who incorporate vigorous exercise and other smart and healthy habits into their routines...

  • Sorting Through the Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy

    There’s a battle of opinions waging in the medical community that has men older men (and their doctors) confused on just how to proceed with prostate cancer screening. A simple blood test, once the gold standard for early detection, has been taken off the recommendation table as of late. A replacement, however, hasn’t yet been found, leading many to...

  • Researchers Unlocking the Mystery of Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Cells

    While most of the 220,000 American males diagnosed with prostate cancer this year will find their disease is in an earlier, more treatable stage, some will not. Aggressive forms of the disease, those that are later in stage and may have already spread to other parts of the body, pose a unique challenge in fighting. Researchers at the University...

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients May Benefit from Radiation Therapy

    Older men who find themselves diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer will often find their treatment options limited. Hoping to spare them from unnecessary side effects, doctors often recommend the use of androgen-replacement therapy as one of the sole courses of action. While very successful in helping prolong life, ADT patients may find another therapy added in the mix enhances...

  • Prostate Cancer Sniffing Dogs May Be in the Future

    The world has long known that dogs have a much more sensitive sense of smell than humans. People found that highly trained canines are incredibly useful for sniffing out everything from bombs and drugs to lost little children. Researchers in Great Britain are now working on a way to train dogs to sniff out prostate cancer. As it turns out,...

  • Black Men and Prostate Cancer: Why the Ethnic Link is So Strong

    Prostate cancer affects an estimated 220,000 American men each and every year. About 30,000 men in the United States also succumb to the disease on an annual basis. While screening and early detection can enable some men to undergo potentially life-saving treatments, not all men receive the screening required to catch the disease early. When it comes to assessing...

  • Urine Test Offers Way to Detect Prostate Cancer Marker

    As the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is called into doubt, researchers across the globe have been working diligently to find ways to more accurately detect prostate cancer in its earliest stages. Scientists in Italy may have unlocked a new method that’s cheap and disposable to help locate a key prostate cancer marker. Rather than the blood, the test uses...

  • Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Down

    News that the diagnosis rates for prostate cancer happen to be down might ring as music to some people’s ears. The findings, however, aren’t necessarily great news for all men who may find their opportunities to treat higher risk forms of the disease diminish right along with recommendations for early screenings. A drop in prostate cancer cases reported in the...