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
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer’s return, a new study suggests. In a review of more than 800 men who had had their prostate gland removed, those with higher levels of these [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports. Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for about 32 percent [...]
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man’s disease, a new study suggests. If used routinely, this blood test could reveal when treatment for advanced prostate cancer stops working and actually begins [...]
Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests.
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer. Although more research is needed, the researchers said their findings, which bring the total number of common gene variants associated with prostate cancer to 100, could help [...]