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  1. FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones. The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, met

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  2. Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often conta

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  3. Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "Prostate cancer is one of the leading public health concerns for men, and sleep problems are quite common," said study author Dr. Lara Sigurdardot

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  4. Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are uninsured or underinsured get advanced prostate cancer at nearly four times the national average and don't survive as long as other men with advanced disease, a new study says. "We've identified a group of advanced

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  5. Prostate Cancer PSA Test: New Guidelines Issued

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the nation's leading group of urologists on the controversial PSA test for prostate cancer highlight the importance of discussions between a man and his doctor. Especially for men in their late 50s and 60s, the

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  6. Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Obese men are more likely to have precancerous changes detected in benign prostate biopsies and are at increased risk for eventually developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. For the study, researchers examined data f

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  7. Can Selenium Cut Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have higher levels of the mineral known as selenium may also face a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, new research suggests. The authors of the study said the mineral -- found in foods such as Brazil n

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  8. Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Men have long been encouraged to get prostate cancer screenings, but there's insufficient evidence that the benefits of a PSA test outweigh the substantial risks associated with the screening. That's why the American College of

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  9. Early Baldness in Black Men: Prostate Cancer Link?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report. This study of more than 500 black men found that those "who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop pros

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  10. Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatments

    By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- For men with prostate cancer who are trying to decide between surgery or radiation therapy, new research shows that declines in sexual, urinary and bowel function do differ with each treatment in the short-term, but those dec

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