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  • 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

    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...

  • Robotic Prostate Surgery Offers No Advantage Over Traditional Procedures

    More advanced, potentially costlier robotic prostate cancer surgery may offer no long-term benefit versus traditional procedures, according to a new study. In fact, the outcomes between robotic and traditional prostatectomies were found to be largely the same in the study that involved more than 300 men. To arrive at their comparative findings, researchers split their study group into two segments....

  • Prostate Cancer Testing Rates Down, Metastatic Cases Rise

    The incidence rate of low-grade prostate cancer cases is down across the country while the rate of advanced cases is rising. Those findings come from data collected after a several-year period during which the routine screening tool, known as the prostate specific antigen test, was taken out of the recommendation loop. Knocked for a high false positive rate and...

  • Gene Hold Key to Why Anti-Androgen Treatments Aren’t Effective

    Men who are diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer are likely to find hormone therapy a part of their recommended course of action. After all, prostate cancer cells are often fueled by androgen. Drugs that block this hormone can essentially help starve cancer cells and slow the disease’s progression in the process. Although not a cure, anti-androgen therapy has been...

  • High-Dose Brachytherapy Delivers Results

    A recent study out of Spain is shedding more light on the benefits high-dose brachytherapy may hold for men who are diagnosed with low- to moderate-risk forms of prostate cancer. This highly targeted treatment is designed to enable men to receive the benefits of radiation while more readily sparing nearby healthy tissue from unnecessary damage. The study found that...

  • Ultrasound and Prostate Cancer: A New Treatment Emerges

    Men with localized prostate cancer may find a new treatment available to them that helps reduce the need for surgery while battling the disease. High intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU for short, has shown promise in treating specific cases while also reducing the potential for side effects associated with other intervention options. HIFU involves a highly targeted treatment that pinpoints...

  • Immunotherapy and Prostate Cancer: Can it Work?

    Immunotherapy is a cutting-edge form of cancer treatment that is designed to get the body’s own immune system to fight off the disease. Since the immune system is able to discern between diseased cells and healthy ones, this line of treatment is hoped to offer great promise for beating the disease while reducing side effects associated with common interventions....

  • Food to Avoid When Working to Lower Prostate Cancer Risks

    Men who are concerned about their risks for prostate cancer will find there are some steps they can take to lower the chances they will develop this condition. While not always preventable, there are some risk factors men can tackle head on. Avoiding the consumption of certain types of food, for example, may help lower overall personal risks. If incorporating...