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    1. Low Vitamin D May Mean Aggressive Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer may be more aggressive in men who are deficient in vitamin D, new research suggests. A study of nearly 200 men having their prostate removed found those with low vitamin D levels were more likely to ha

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    2. Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths

      Feb. 12, 2016 -- Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer. The tie makes sense because hormones called androgens play a role in hair loss and prostate cancer development. Plus, both conditions are inherited to a degree. Still,

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    3. PSA Testing and Primary Care Docs, Urologists

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports. For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a la

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    4. Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased the risk of prostate cancer death

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    5. Surgery vs. Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer that's still confined to the organ are more likely to survive if they have surgery rather than radiation therapy, a new Canadian study suggests. This type of "localized" prostate cancer is the mos

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    6. This Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of "suicide gene therapy" and radiation is highly effective in treating prostate cancer, researchers say. In this type of gene therapy, a patient's cancer cells are genetically modified so that they prompt th

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    7. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Brain Risk?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy for prostate cancer might dramatically increase a man's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a large-scale analysis of health data suggests. Men who underwent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for thei

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    8. Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Watched Closely

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most men with low-risk prostate cancer who choose "watchful waiting" instead of aggressive treatment may not be followed as closely as they should be, a new study suggests. This puts them in danger of their cancer progressi

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    9. Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man's risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests. Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would b

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    10. Yoga May Lessen Prostate Cancer Side Effects

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a dec

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