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  1. High-Carb Diet, Bigger Prostate Tumor?

    Nov. 27, 2007 -- New research links a high-carbohydrate diet to bigger prostate cancers. Canadian scientists reported that news today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The findings are based on lab tests in mice. But the researchers argue that their findings hint at possible benefits

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  2. Prostate Cancer Therapy Mismatch?

    Nov. 26, 2007 -- Researchers are urging men with early prostate cancer to talk with their doctor about any bowel, urinary, or sexual problems before choosing a prostate cancer treatment. In a new study, more than a third of men with early prostate cancer got "mismatched" prostate cancer treatments.

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  3. Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Test

    Nov. 20, 2007 -- Obese men may have prostate cancer despite relatively low values on a prostate cancer screening test called the PSA test, a new study suggests. The PSA test detects PSA -- prostate-specific antigen -- in the blood. Only prostate cells give off PSA. PSA levels can rise as prostate tu

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  4. No-Carb Diet May Curb Prostate Cancer

    Nov. 13, 2007 -- Forgoing carbohydrates may slow the growth of prostate cancer, according to preliminary lab tests in mice. The researchers aren't making dietary recommendations for men. But they say the topic deserves further study. "This study showed that cutting carbohydrates may slow tumor growt

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  5. Seeds Beat Out Watchful Waiting

    Oct. 31, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Older men with prostate cancer who chose treatment with radiation seed implant therapy or surgery cut their risk of dying of the disease by more than half, compared with those who opt for close observation, researchers report. "This is the first time it’s been shown th

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  6. Statins May Fight Prostate Cancer

    Oct. 29, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- The widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to slash the risk of relapse among men undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer, researchers report. In a study of nearly 900 men who underwent radiation therapy, those who took statins

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  7. Can Walking Ward Off Bone Loss?

    Oct. 29, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Brisk walking may reverse the severe bone loss associated with a common prostate cancer therapy, curbing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, researchers report. In a small study of men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation for prostate cancer,

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  8. Heart Risk From Prostate Therapy

    Oct. 9, 2007 - Depriving the body of male sex hormones fights prostate cancer, but it boosts a man's risk of dying of heart disease. Androgens -- male sex hormones -- make prostate cancers grow faster. Men with prostate cancer may opt to take drugs that block the effects of androgens, or they may re

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  9. Prostate Cancer: Surgery Best Option?

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- Men who choose surgery for early prostate cancer are more likely to be alive 10 years later than men who opt for other treatments, a Swiss study shows. In early prostate cancer, cancer cells haven't spread beyond the prostate. There are several different treatment options: surgical r

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  10. Diet, Drugs May Stop Prostate Cancer

    Sept. 24, 2007 -- How to lower cancer risk in men is one of the hottest areas in prevention research. Now a new study shows there should be some definitive answers on prostate cancer within the next few years. A host of trials are under way investigating drug treatments, nutritional supplements, and

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