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  1. DNA Test May Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new study suggests. If used routinely, this blood test could reveal

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  2. Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men wi

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  3. New Guidelines to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance,

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  4. Watchful Waiting and Black Men With Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring early stage prostate cancer instead of treating it may not be appropriate for all patients, especially black men, a new study indicates. According to background information with the study, there is currently con

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  5. Is the PSA Test Worth It?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue. The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of

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  6. Some With Prostate Cancer May Not Get Best Advice

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoin

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  7. Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the stud

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  8. Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has not

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  9. New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds. The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meetin

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  10. Prostate Cancer 'Could Be Transmitted Sexually'

    May 23, 2014 -- Prostate cancer might be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection, according to a study. Experts say the research has limitations and is not proof, though. Scientists at the University of California found evidence of a link between prostate cancer and the STD trich

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