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
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — Men who are overweight or obese when they’re diagnosed with prostate cancer face a higher risk of dying from the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 750 prostate cancer patients who had surgery to remove their prostate and surrounding tissue. Patients who eventually died from prostate cancer [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer may face an increased risk for developing melanoma skin cancer down the road, new research suggests. The finding stems from a fresh analysis of data involving more than 60,000 patients, prompted by the study team’s observation that roughly 18 percent of cancer diagnoses [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to face a lower risk of death from their disease, new Canadian research suggests. The decreased risk was strongest for those who were taking the statins before their cancer diagnosis, investigators found. In addition, the [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Doctors believe they have found telltale signs that can indicate whether breast or prostate malignancies will remain dormant or develop into aggressive cancers. These indicators — called “biomarkers” — are found in the blood or tissues of people with breast or prostate cancer. Researchers hope to one [...]
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — Men with certain inherited variations in their Y chromosome may have a higher risk of prostate cancer, according to a large new study. Researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine said the identification of these genetic mutations could help scientists develop tests to determine men’s risk for developing [...]