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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. 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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    3. 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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    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. Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get These Meds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends. Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer c

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