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  1. Prostate Cancer and 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term E

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  2. Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests. Men who already have high concentrations of sele

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  3. Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival a bit and delay progression of the disease in men who have advanced prostate cancer that has been resistant to standard hormonal therapies, a n

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  4. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Radiation Overused?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need, a new study suggests. Once cancer advances to invade the bones, radiation therapy is usually used to ease the pai

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  5. Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The large amount of money that Medicare spends on PSA screening for prostate cancer provides little benefit for older men, according to a new study. Over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent more than $450 mill

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  6. Test Helps Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene test may help identify slow-growing prostate cancers that will require treatment, a new study suggests. The test revealed the levels of "expression" of three aging-related genes and could be used to predict whethe

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  7. High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- An innovative fusion of MRI and ultrasound might be a better way to detect and assess prostate cancer, while helping men avoid unnecessary biopsies, researchers say. The technology blends real-time imaging from both MRI and ul

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  8. 18-Year Study Finds Drug Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness also reduces a man's risk of prostate cancer by nearly a third, according to a large new study. The findings on nearly 19,000 men also overturn earlier concer

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  9. Metformin May Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Death

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a widely used diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer, according to new research. A study of nearly 4,000 diabetic men found that those taking metformin when diagnosed with prostate cancer we

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  10. New Drug May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- A newly approved drug that emits radioactive particles can help extend the lives of certain men with advanced prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds. Experts said the results, published in the July 18 issue of the New England J

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