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Prostate Cancer

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.

Prostate Cancer News

  • PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports. For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a laboratory to check for levels of a protein produced by cells of the [...]

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added. Almost 16 percent of those 65 [...]

  • Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 billion a year, the researchers added. Almost 16 percent of those 65 [...]

  • For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

    A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

  • Could We Be Winning the War on Cancer?

    Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

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