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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Proton Beam Therapy Better for Prostate Cancer?

    Nov. 1, 2012 (Boston) -- A pricey new treatment for prostate cancer called proton beam therapy appears to cause slightly less diarrhea, bloating, and cramping than traditional radiation treatments. But the effect is short-lived, a new study suggests. The findings come from a review of questionnaires

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  5. Green Tea and Cancer Prevention: New Clues

    Oct. 18, 2012 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Green tea and its extracts have long been studied for health benefits, including cancer prevention. Now, researchers have new clues about how it may work to help prevent or slow the growth of prostate and breast cancers. Researchers presented the new findings here

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  6. Prostate Cancer: Start-and-Stop Therapy Works

    Sept. 5, 2012 -- "Start and stop" hormone therapy is as effective as continuous therapy in the treatment of some prostate cancer patients, a study shows. Hormone therapy is also known as androgen deprivation. It is often used to treat prostate cancer if surgery or radiation fails. The treatment work

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  7. Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

    The outlook for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has never been brighter. Doctors now have a variety of ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, and drugs that slow the growth of cancer cells. Both the safety and effectiveness of prostate cancer treatments has been steadily imp

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  8. PSA Test Linked to Better Prostate Cancer Survival

    Aug. 23, 2012 -- Despite the controversy surrounding its use, routine PSA prostate cancer screening may improve survival among men with spreading prostate cancer. According to a new study, men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer during the time when PSA screening was widely recommended lived l

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  9. Can Prostate Cancer Screening Improve Men's Lives?

    Aug. 15, 2012 -- A European study suggests that men who undergo PSA prostate cancer screening will gain years of high-quality life. But it's not quite that simple. Those extra years of high-quality life showed up across big groups of screened men. Individual men may get different results -- especial

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  10. Study: PSA Testing Cuts Worst Prostate Cancers

    July 30, 2012 -- If it weren't for routine PSA prostate cancer screening, an extra 17,000 Americans each year would learn that they had the worst form of the disease, a new study suggests. That kind of prostate cancer -- metastatic prostate cancer, in which the cancer spreads to the bone or other pa

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