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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Always Up Survival

    July 18, 2012 -- For men with early prostate cancer, surgery to remove the prostate gland appears to offer no survival advantage over watching and waiting, a new study shows. The study, which is published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that many men who undergo the surgery, which i

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  7. Stopping Hormone Therapy May Shorten Men's Lives

    June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- Taking a break from hormone therapy can shorten the lives of some men with metastatic prostate cancer, researchers say. Many men take a break from hormone therapy -- aka androgen-deprivation therapy or ADT -- to lessen its often debilitating side effects. ADT -- which turns

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  8. PSA Screening Controversy: FAQ

    May 24, 2012 -- Don't get the PSA prostate-cancer screening test, a U.S. expert panel says. Do get it, many urologists and patient advocates say. What's a man supposed to do? To provide clarity amid the controversy, here's WebMD's FAQ. PSA is prostate specific antigen. It's a molecule specific to th

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  9. Some Cholesterol Drugs May Slow Prostate Growth

    May 21, 2012 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may also slow the growth of the prostate, according to researchers at Duke University. Their findings could eventually lead to new treatments for the millions of middle-aged and older men who experience urinary and other problems as a result of benign, ag

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  10. Panel: Don't Get PSA Prostate Cancer Screen

    May 21, 2012 -- Men should not get routine PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today reaffirmed. The USPSTF is the independent panel that sets U.S. cancer-screening policy. Last October, the group released a draft report finding that men get far more harm

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