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  1. Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has not

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  2. New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds. The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meetin

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  3. Prostate Cancer 'Could Be Transmitted Sexually'

    May 23, 2014 -- Prostate cancer might be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection, according to a study. Experts say the research has limitations and is not proof, though. Scientists at the University of California found evidence of a link between prostate cancer and the STD trich

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  4. Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man's risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70

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  5. Low Vitamin D Linked to Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer in men, a new study suggests. And black men with low vitamin D levels were more likely than those with normal levels to

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  6. Prostate Cancer and 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term E

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  7. Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests. Men who already have high concentrations of sele

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  8. Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival a bit and delay progression of the disease in men who have advanced prostate cancer that has been resistant to standard hormonal therapies, a n

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  9. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Radiation Overused?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need, a new study suggests. Once cancer advances to invade the bones, radiation therapy is usually used to ease the pai

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  10. Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The large amount of money that Medicare spends on PSA screening for prostate cancer provides little benefit for older men, according to a new study. Over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent more than $450 mill

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