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  • 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

    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...