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  1. Calcium Levels Predict Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- Men with high-normal levels of calcium in their blood may have an increased risk for developing fatal prostate cancer, early research suggests. Men in the study with high-normal levels had a threefold greater risk for fatal prostate cancer later in life than those with the lowest av

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  2. Being Tall May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- The long and short of it is that if you're a tall or leggy man, you may have a slightly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men of more modest height. And if you do get prostate cancer, there's a somewhat greater chance that it will be a more aggressive type.  That's the

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  3. Treatment May Speed Prostate Cancer

    Aug. 28, 2008 -- Hormone therapy, the most common treatment for advanced prostate cancer, can boomerang to make the cancer more deadly, mouse studies suggest. The finding "may revolutionize the way we combat prostate cancer," suggest University of Rochester researchers Chawnshang Chang, PhD, Edward

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  4. Age Limit on Prostate Cancer Screening?

    Aug. 5, 2008 -- A U.S. government task force says there is no "adequate proof" that routinely screening men over age 75 for prostate cancer leads to fewer deaths. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for men 75 or older who do

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  5. Prostate Cancer Therapy: Mental Impact?

    July 29, 2008 -- A treatment most often offered for men in late stages of prostate cancer may affect mental functioning. That's what researchers found after they reviewed the studies available on hormone therapy known as ADT. ADT stands for "androgen-deprivation therapy" and is the standard type of

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  6. Prostate Cancer Therapy May Not Help

    July 8, 2008 -- One in four elderly U.S. men with early prostate cancer undergoes hormone therapy -- but it's more likely to harm than help. Surgery to remove the prostate -- radical prostatectomy -- is too risky for most men in their 70s and 80s. When such men are found to have early prostate cance

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  7. Broccoli May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

    July 1, 2008 -- Men who eat broccoli just a few times a week may have a lower prostate cancer risk than men who don't, new research suggests. Animal studies have long suggested that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables help protect against prostate cancer. The new research suggests the same thi

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  8. Change Lifestyle, Change Genes

    June 16, 2008 -- If you change your lifestyle, you change your genes. You can't get different genes, but how you act can change how your genes act, report Dean Ornish, MD, and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Ornish is a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF and als

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  9. No Dodging Prostate Cancer With Vitamin D

    May 28, 2008 -- A new study shows that higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Researchers say previous studies in the lab have suggested that high doses of vitamin D may cut prostate cancer risk. But statistical studies that looked for sp

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  10. Earlier Start, Stop for PSA Testing?

    May 22, 2008 -- Prostate cancer screening may start earlier in life -- and, for some lucky men, end sooner. Two of the hottest controversies in PSA prostate cancer screening are the ongoing debates over when a man should start screening and when he should stop. These are life-and-death questions. If

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