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  • 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...

  • Losing Weight May Help Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

    Although considered highly treatable when detected and addressed in its earliest stages, prostate cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. With an estimated 26,000 deaths attributed to this cause each year, prostate cancer falls just behind lung and colorectal cancers in its potential to be lethal. As it is with most forms of the...

  • Balding May Signal Higher Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

    All men are at risk for the development of prostate cancer as they age. In fact, some 160,000 American males will be diagnosed with this form of cancer in the coming year alone. About 26,000 men will die from the disease. While simply being a man is one of the biggest risk factors for this form of cancer, there...

  • New Therapy May Change Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Men who are diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer may soon find a new treatment available to them. A drug-based procedure under study in Europe is showing great promise in helping men beat prostate cancer in a minimally invasive way. The drug in question is a vascular targeting agent whose method of use is revolutionary in the treatment of prostate cancer....

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer On the Rise Among Older American Men

    A greater number of American men, age 75 and older, are presenting with more advanced cases of prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis. The numbers are up significantly over the past few years, suggesting to some that recent changes in screening protocols may be to blame. In an effort to reduce over-diagnosis and overtreatment rates, the U.S. Preventative Services...