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    1. Is a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      There are lots of reasons you might want to think about joining a clinical trial, including a chance to try an experimental drug that can make a difference for your health now and for others in the future. "Many men want to give back," says James Gulley, MD, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's C

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    2. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before. Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wor

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    3. Screening Tests for Prostate Cancer

      In recent years, official guidelines have shifted away from routine screening tests for this disease. But some health experts say that each man -- with advice from his doctor -- should answer the question for himself. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against blood tests t

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    4. How to Manage Side Effects

      Faced with choices to treat his prostate cancer, Tim Henson chose radiation and injecting a drug that lowers his testosterone, the hormone that feeds his tumor, to almost zero. Three months into his treatment, “I’m thinking dealing with hormone therapy is going to be the worst part of it,” says Hens

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    5. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

      From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer. They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the Larg

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    6. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

      An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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    7. Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

      The outlook for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has never been brighter. Doctors now have a variety of ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, and drugs that slow the growth of cancer cells. Both the safety and effectiveness of prostate cancer treatments has been steadily imp

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    8. Prostate Biopsy and the Gleason Score: What You Should Know

      A biopsy is used to detect the presence of cancer cells in the prostate and to evaluate how aggressive cancer is likely to be. Thanks to an array of biopsy techniques and new tools to interpret the results, doctors are better able to predict when cancers are slow-growing and when they’re likely to b

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    9. Prostate Cancer Questions to Ask Your Doctor -- and Yourself

      Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be frightening. The more you learn, however, the less anxious you may feel. Your most important task after being diagnosed is to get as much information as you can about your condition. Then you and your doctor can talk over the best course of action. Because

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    10. John McEnroe Serves Up Prostate Cancer Information

      His father's prostate cancer changed tennis legend John McEnroe, who turned 50 in February. McEnroe used to have at least one thing in common with ordinary guys: He rarely saw a doctor or gave his own health a lot of thought. That all changed five years ago, when his dad, now 74, was diagnosed with

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