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  1. Is Early Balding Linked to Prostate Cancer?

    Feb. 15, 2011 -- Men who start to go bald by age 20 may have an increased risk for developing prostate cancer later in life, a study suggests. Prostate cancer patients in the study were twice as likely to report that they began to lose their hair by this age as men who did not have the disease. The

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  2. New Debate on PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

    Feb. 15, 2010 -- Men with a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level of less than 1 nanogram per liter of blood can safely wait up to eight years between PSA screenings, researchers say. And men with PSA levels of less than 3 at the time of the first screening test do not need biopsies to check for pro

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  3. Strategy for Incontinence From Prostate Cancer Surgery

    Jan. 11, 2011 -- Pelvic-floor-muscle exercises along with other bladder control strategies, such as keeping a diary and monitoring your daily fluid intake, can help halve weekly incontinence episodes among men with prostate cancer who have had surgery to remove their prostate gland (radical prostate

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  4. Exercise Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of death not just from prostate cancer but from any cause by exercising vigorously for at least three hours per week, new research indicates. A study performed by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health an

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  5. Finger Length a Clue to Prostate Cancer Risk

    Dec. 1, 2010 -- Men whose index finger is longer than their ring finger are at a lower risk of prostate cancer than those with a finger pattern the other way round, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer. The relative length of the first and third fingers is set before birth, and

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  6. FDA Panel Rejects Drugs to Prevent Prostate Cancer

    Dec. 1, 2010 -- An FDA advisory committee has voted against approval of two drugs for the prevention of prostate cancer because of a link to increased risk of high-grade, aggressive forms of the disease. GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart and Merck’s Proscar are approved to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia

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  7. Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Offers Quality-of-Life Gains

    Nov. 30, 2010 -- Active surveillance for men with localized prostate cancer may offer up some important quality-of-life advantages when compared to other initial prostate cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and surgical removal of the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy), according to a n

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  8. Prostate Cancer Staging Can't Predict Recurrence

    Nov. 22, 2010 -- One of the first things that a man wants to know after he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer is the cancer’s stage, which is supposed to indicate the extent of the disease and help predict the likelihood of recurrence after treatment. But when it comes to localized or non-sprea

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  9. Targeted Radiation May Help Men Avoid Impotence

    Nov. 5, 2010 -- A highly targeted form of radiation therapy may help younger men to avoid becoming impotent after treatment for prostate cancer, a preliminary study of nearly 100 men aged 55 and younger suggests. Six months after undergoing proton therapy, 90% of participants who had been sexually a

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  10. Aspirin May Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- Aspirin, already linked in some studies to a lower risk of developing colon cancer, may also cut the risk of dying of prostate cancer by more than half, a large study suggests. Researchers stress the findings are preliminary and that men with the cancer should not reach for the aspi

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