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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

  • Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for overweight and obese men in [...]

  • Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease. Researchers found that men with asthma were 29 percent less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer. And they were 36 percent less [...]

  • Why It Might Be A Good Thing That Fewer Men Are Being Screened for Prostate Cancer

    Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel’s conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.

  • Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off Following Controversial Guidelines

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel’s conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds. What’s more, primary care doctors appear to have broadly accepted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) [...]

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research. But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitting smoking for as little as a year before surgery could “significantly” [...]

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