Prostate cancer affects the prostate, a walnut-size gland in men that surrounds the urethra and normally helps produce seminal fluid. Unlike other cancer types, prostate cancer sometimes grows very slowly. If it's an early-stage cancer, it may be safe to use "watchful waiting" or "active surveillance" to monitor the cancer and delay treatment unless it gets bigger or more threatening. Prostate cancer treatments include radiation, surgery, and hormone therapy, which can have side effects such as erectile dysfunction or incontinence.
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By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction. The findings aren’t definitive, and [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoing radiation therapy when carefully watching the cancer may be [...]
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004 and 2007. They [...]
Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What’s more, that wide range in charges — a 13-fold difference — has nothing to do with quality, researchers said. “Consumers are [...]