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 Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from Northwestern University suggested the increase might be tied to a 2012 recommendation that men not [...][...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over 10 years. This rise is worrisome [...][...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests. While it did not prove a cause-and-effect connection, the study of nearly 1 million cancer patients found that those taking statin drugs such [...][...]
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of their body should be considered for genetic testing, a new study suggests. Testing for inherited abnormalities in DNA repair genes could provide patients and family members important information about their health and cancer risk, the study authors said. “With [...][...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report. “Increasingly, we are seeing the impact of an aging population — fueled by maturing baby boomers — [...][...]