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  1. Watch-and-Wait Strategy and Some Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says. The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prost

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  2. Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Being Treated?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the

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  3. Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their

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  4. Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get These Meds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends. Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer c

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  5. This May Up Deaths in Some With Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests. The therapy in question is called androgen dep

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  6. High Cholesterol and Prostate Cancer's Return

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer's return, a new study suggests. In a review of more than 800 men who had had their prostat

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  7. DNA Test May Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new study suggests. If used routinely, this blood test could reveal

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  8. Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men wi

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  9. Watchful Waiting and Black Men With Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates. According to background information with the study, there is currently con

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  10. New Guidelines to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance,

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