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 MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — 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. But, the study authors noted that it’s not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should [...]
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 [...]
MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance, according to oncologists. Now, experts are issuing updated guidelines to help patients in this situation decide what to [...]
MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates. According to background information with the study, there is currently controversy among oncologists over the best way to handle early stage prostate cancer, with some experts [...]
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests. The study included 70 men, with a median age of 63. All were newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. Poor understanding of [...]