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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Lipitor-Celebrex: Curb Prostate Cancer?

    April 14, 2008 (San Diego) -- A one-two punch from the popular painkiller Celebrex and the common cholesterol-lowering statin drug Lipitor may curb the growth of early prostate tumors, a study shows. The study was conducted on mice, not men. "The drugs prevented the transition of early cancer to a m

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  8. Life Quality After Prostate Cancer

    March 19, 2008 -- Side effects men rarely think about before prostate cancer treatment have huge effects on their after-treatment quality of life. The finding comes from a study of 1,201 men -- and 625 of their spouses or life partners -- before and after they received different treatments for prost

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  9. Protein in Soy Traps Prostate Cancer

    March 14, 2008 -- Dietary levels of genistein, a soy protein, stopped the spread of prostate cancer in mouse studies, Northwestern University researchers report. Men who live in countries with high soy consumption are less likely to die of prostate cancer than are men in the U.S. and Europe. Geniste

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  10. PSA Test Has Shortcomings, Study Shows

    March 10, 2008 -- The PSA test is no longer as useful as it once was as a screening tool for early prostate cancer in men who have normal prostate exams, a new study suggests. Researchers conclude that changes in biopsy practices over the years have diminished the test's value in predicting prostate

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