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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Kidney Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may dramatically increase a man's risk of kidney failure, according to a new study. Use of androgen deprivation therapy was tied to a 250 percent increase in a man's chances of suffering ac

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  9. Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Moreover, marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids may also raise the risk for agg

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  10. Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests. The authors of a report about the survey don't reveal

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