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    1. Study: Prostate Cancer Imaging Scans Often Unnecessary

      Feb. 18, 2011 (Orlando) -- Thousands of men with low-risk prostate cancer are having unnecessary and expensive imaging tests, while thousands of men with high-risk disease who should get the tests are not. When men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, they are classified as low-, intermediate-, or hi

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    2. Can Pomegranate Pills Fight Prostate Cancer?

      Feb. 17, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Taking a pomegranate pill a day may help slow the progression of prostate cancer, preliminary research suggests. The study is the latest to demonstrate pomegranate's promising antitumor effects, says study head Michael Carducci, MD, professor of oncology and urology

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    3. Gene Test for Prostate Cancer in the Works

      Feb. 17, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Researchers are a step closer to developing a genetic test that could help men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer decide whether they are good candidates for active surveillance or whether they need treatment right away. "The biggest challenge with newly diagnosed

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    4. Is Early Balding Linked to Prostate Cancer?

      Feb. 15, 2011 -- Men who start to go bald by age 20 may have an increased risk for developing prostate cancer later in life, a study suggests. Prostate cancer patients in the study were twice as likely to report that they began to lose their hair by this age as men who did not have the disease. The

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    5. New Debate on PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

      Feb. 15, 2010 -- Men with a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level of less than 1 nanogram per liter of blood can safely wait up to eight years between PSA screenings, researchers say. And men with PSA levels of less than 3 at the time of the first screening test do not need biopsies to check for pro

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    6. Strategy for Incontinence From Prostate Cancer Surgery

      Jan. 11, 2011 -- Pelvic-floor-muscle exercises along with other bladder control strategies, such as keeping a diary and monitoring your daily fluid intake, can help halve weekly incontinence episodes among men with prostate cancer who have had surgery to remove their prostate gland (radical prostate

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    7. Exercise Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk

      Jan. 6, 2011 -- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of death not just from prostate cancer but from any cause by exercising vigorously for at least three hours per week, new research indicates. A study performed by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health an

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    8. Finger Length a Clue to Prostate Cancer Risk

      Dec. 1, 2010 -- Men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are at a lower risk of prostate cancer than those with a finger pattern the other way round, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer . The relative length of the first and third fingers is set before birth, and

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    9. FDA Panel Rejects Drugs to Prevent Prostate Cancer

      Dec. 1, 2010 -- An FDA advisory committee has voted against approval of two drugs for the prevention of prostate cancer because of a link to increased risk of high-grade, aggressive forms of the disease. GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart and Merck’s Proscar are approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia

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    10. Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Offers Quality-of-Life Gains

      Nov. 30, 2010 -- Active surveillance for men with localized prostate cancer may offer up some important quality-of-life advantages when compared to other initial prostate cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and surgical removal of the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy), according to a n

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