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    1. 'Watchful Waiting' Common for Prostate Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

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    2. 'Watchful Waiting' and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds. Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful

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    3. High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests. "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate cancer

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    4. Excess Weight and Prostate Cancer Prognosis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from

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    5. Early Chemo and Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say. Currently, chemotherapy is generally giv

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    6. This Prostate Cancer Treatment May Impair Thinking

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests. Moreover, the risk of memory, learning

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    7. Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests. Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prosta

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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