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  1. PSA Testing Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Tumors

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specif

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  2. This May Not Help Some With Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard treatment of radiation plus hormone therapy, a new analysis suggests. Over an average

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  3. This May Boost Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy at the start of hormone therapy can extend the lives of men with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gland, a new study finds. Over nearly 29 months of follow-up, men with advanced prostate cancer w

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  4. There Might Be 5 Kinds of Prostate Cancer

    July 31, 2015 -- Scientists in the U.K. say there are five distinct types of prostate cancer, and they've found a way to distinguish between them. They say the research could lead to better treatment, because doctors would be able to know which tumors are more likely to grow and spread. The team, fr

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  5. Radiation Use and 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests. As is the case with many cancers, doctor

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  6. 'Watchful Waiting' Common for Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

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  7. 'Watchful Waiting' and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds. Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful

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  8. High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests. "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate cancer

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  9. Excess Weight and Prostate Cancer Prognosis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from

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  10. Early Chemo and Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say. Currently, chemotherapy is generally giv

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