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  1. Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

    April 20, 2015 -- Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. The researchers say using dogs to diagnose the disease could provide an alternative to the current blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can give false res

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  2. Obesity and Greater Prostate Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates. The findings from this large study should lead to a red

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  3. Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being. The finding didn't come as a surp

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  4. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  5. Relatives' Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of developing breast

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  6. Can Statins Help Improve Prostate Cancer Survival?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may slow down prostate cancer in men who are also taking medication to reduce their levels of male hormones, according to new research. Taking a statin alongside androgen deprivation the

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  7. Watch-and-Wait Strategy and Some Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says. The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prost

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  8. Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Being Treated?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the

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  9. Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their

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  10. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

    From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer.   They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the La

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