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
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a decline in their quality of life, the researchers said. The new study included 27 men who attended 75-minute [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. men are being screened for prostate cancer, and fewer cases of the disease are being diagnosed nationwide, according to two studies published Tuesday. The big question, researchers said, is whether that trend is bad news or a step in the right direction. At issue is [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a small trial, a drug designed to fight inherited ovarian cancers in women appeared to help some men with advanced prostate cancer. Lynparza (olaparib) targets mutations that are found in about 30 percent of men with prostate cancer. But, it also seemed to benefit men [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found. Although there was no difference between the races in survival from prostate cancer, black men had to wait about seven [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds no evidence that men’s health supplements help prostate cancer patients. Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will [...]