Prostate Problem News

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7/23/2018
9/20/2017
Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious

Warning signs often confused with other conditions

9/5/2017
New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing

Analysis of 2 major trials on the prostate cancer screen shows it cuts men's risk of dying from the disease

7/13/2017
'Observation' Best Option for Most Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

20-year study found little difference in death rates, more complications with surgery

6/29/2017
Some Prostate Drugs May Do Harm

Hormone-based meds linked to higher blood sugar and 'bad' cholesterol levels in small study

4/24/2017
PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

4/11/2017
Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice

Men aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

3/27/2017
Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

3/20/2017
Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

9/14/2016
Prostate Cancer Treatments: Different Choices for Different Men

Survival rates are all high, but watchful waiting is linked to some cancer spread, British study reports

7/19/2016
Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars: U.S. Study

Increase may be due to lax screening or more aggressive disease, experts say

5/9/2016
Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Exercise also touted as an answer to 'nocturia'

4/4/2016
New Prostate Technique May Help Men's Nighttime Urination

Procedure partially blocks blood flow to the gland and appears to ease the night need, but skeptics exist

3/2/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

1/21/2016
Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

Seniors shouldn't be checked if they have less than 10 years to live, but study found almost 16 percent do

12/4/2015
Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Monitored Closely

Most men who chose 'watchful waiting' weren't followed as recommended, study finds

9/22/2015
Some Prostate Cancer Patients May Not Benefit From Hormone Therapy

Analysis found men with heart disease might live longer when treated with radiation alone

9/22/2015
Relaxed Guidelines on PSA Testing Might Miss Aggressive Tumors: Study

Men who could be cured of more advanced prostate disease may be diagnosed late, some researchers say

5/22/2015
Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

5/17/2015
Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

5/14/2015
Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

5/13/2015
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

2/23/2015
Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

But it's too soon to make any recommendations, and overall risk is low, researcher says

2/19/2015
Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?

Study also raises concerns about possible overuse of radiation therapy

1/27/2015
MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

11/3/2014
'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

9/17/2014
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

7/18/2014
Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal

6/19/2014
Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

Fees have no reflection on quality, researchers say

4/17/2014
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

4/7/2014
DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return

New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

3/24/2014
New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study

'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply, but experts say more research is needed

1/22/2014
Blood Vessel Treatment Might Reduce Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

Small study found good results in most patients, but a larger trial is needed, experts say

10/4/2013
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

Researchers followed Medicare recipients for 3 years

9/16/2013
New Device Approved for Enlarged Prostate

Helps relieve blocked urine flow

8/14/2013
18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

Follow-up focused on finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar and hair-loss drug Propecia

7/8/2013
Many Men Not Told Pros, Cons of PSA Testing, Survey Finds

Doctors frequently make call on their own on whether to test for prostate cancer

6/25/2013
New, Pricey Prostate Cancer Treatments May Be Overused: Study

More men who have low-risk disease are choosing procedures that may not benefit them, researcher says

4/15/2013
New Procedure May Shrink Enlarged Prostate Without Surgery

'Prostatic artery embolization' didn't cause troublesome side effects in study

1/30/2013
Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments Similar in Long Run: Study

Researchers comparing surgery, radiation therapy did find short-term differences in men's sexual, urinary, bowel problems

1/3/2013
Some Complain of Shorter Penis After Prostate Cancer Treatment: Study

Researchers say doctors should discuss this rare side effect before treatment choices are made

10/16/2012
Rising Eye Injury Rates Seen With Robotic Prostate Surgery

Patient position during procedure or other unknown cause may lead to scratches on cornea

8/15/2012
PSA Test's Overall Benefit Still Unclear: Study

When harms of overdiagnosis are considered, cancer screen's value drops

8/10/2012
Screening Debate Typifies Prostate Cancer Uncertainties

Experts differ, leaving men with no easy answers

8/10/2012
Advice From a Cancer Veteran: Do What's Best for You

N.Y. man who opted for radiation says surgery or watchful waiting may be right for others

7/27/2012
Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don't Die From the Disease: Study

Preventing other chronic illnesses will prolong life even among men with prostate cancer, researchers say

7/18/2012
Surgery Not Best Option for Early Stage Prostate Cancers: Study

Researchers found regular monitoring may be just as effective for those with localized disease

7/16/2012
Expert Panel Suggests PSA Test May Benefit Some Men

Those with life expectancy of 10 years or more should discuss prostate cancer screen with doctor

5/22/2012
Study Ties Genes to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Prostate Cancer Risk

Findings may help doctors diagnose and treat these problems, expert says

4/24/2012
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Not Followed: Study

Many older men still get unnecessary PSA tests, researchers report