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  • Fat and Prostate Cancer: A Dangerous Combination

    Obesity has been directly linked to the development of a wide variety of diseases, including certain forms of cancer. While being overweight won’t necessarily cause prostate cancer to form, studies have found obesity may play a very strong role in the development of more aggressive forms of the disease. Since the link between obesity and deadlier forms of prostate cancer...

  • Testosterone Therapy Doesn’t Increase High-Grade Prostate Cancer Risks

    Aging takes its toll on a man’s body. Natural testosterone production goes down and the risk for prostate cancer rises. While testosterone replacement therapy can stave off some of the effects of aging, many fear this intervention could actually increase the likelihood of high-grade prostate cancer development. A recently released study, however, is offering a ray of hope to...

  • Simple Procedure Can Make the PSA More Reliable

    The prostate-specific antigen blood test has long been used as the gold standard for detecting prostate cancer. Its high false positive rate, however, has led to this often lifesaving tool being taken off the table for routine screening. As some healthcare providers worry this change in screening recommendations may give rise to a higher rate undetected cancers going untreated,...

  • Long-Term Hormone Therapy Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients

    Giving men with locally advanced prostate cancer a more promising outlook may call for the use of an extended round of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after radiotherapy, researchers say. This commonly used hormone treatment has proven itself much more effective when an extended course of treatment is offered. Those findings come from a study conducted by the Radiation Therapy Oncology...

  • 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...