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  1. Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Always Up Survival

    July 18, 2012 -- For men with early prostate cancer, surgery to remove the prostate gland appears to offer no survival advantage over watching and waiting, a new study shows. The study, which is published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that many men who undergo the surgery, which i

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  2. Stopping Hormone Therapy May Shorten Men's Lives

    June 4, 2012 (Chicago) -- Taking a break from hormone therapy can shorten the lives of some men with metastatic prostate cancer, researchers say. Many men take a break from hormone therapy -- aka androgen-deprivation therapy or ADT -- to lessen its often debilitating side effects. ADT -- which turns

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  3. PSA Screening Controversy: FAQ

    May 24, 2012 -- Don't get the PSA prostate-cancer screening test, a U.S. expert panel says. Do get it, many urologists and patient advocates say. What's a man supposed to do? To provide clarity amid the controversy, here's WebMD's FAQ. PSA is prostate specific antigen. It's a molecule specific to th

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  4. Panel: Don't Get PSA Prostate Cancer Screen

    May 21, 2012 -- Men should not get routine PSA tests to screen for prostate cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today reaffirmed. The USPSTF is the independent panel that sets U.S. cancer-screening policy. Last October, the group released a draft report finding that men get far more harm

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  5. Some Cholesterol Drugs May Slow Prostate Growth

    May 21, 2012 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may also slow the growth of the prostate, according to researchers at Duke University. Their findings could eventually lead to new treatments for the millions of middle-aged and older men who experience urinary and other problems as a result of benign, ag

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  6. Best Prostate Cancer Radiation?

    April 16, 2012 -- The most popular form of radiation therapy for prostate cancer may also be the best, a new comparison study finds. Nearly all men with prostate cancer who opt for external beam radiation get a treatment called intensity-modulated radiation therapy or IMRT. IMRT has almost entirely

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  7. Ultrasound 'Male Lumpectomy' for Prostate Cancer

    April 17, 2012 -- An experimental treatment zaps prostate tumors while leaving healthy prostate tissue intact. It's been called "male lumpectomy," because like less-invasive forms of breast cancer surgery, it removes tumors without removing the entire organ affected by cancer. The treatment, under d

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  8. Common Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

    April 3, 2012 (Chicago) -- The diabetes drug metformin -- commonly a first choice for controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes -- is sparking new interest as a cancer fighter. A new study presented here at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting shows that me

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  9. PSA Test Cuts Prostate Cancer Deaths -- at a Cost

    March 14, 2012 -- The odds of dying from prostate cancer are 21% lower 11 years after men are offered routine screening with the controversial PSA blood test, European researchers find. Those odds go down 29% if you only count men who actually got screened in the huge European Randomized Study of Sc

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  10. Study: Radioactive Seeds Beat Out Other Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Jan. 31, 2012 -- For most men with prostate cancer, having radioactive seeds implanted in the prostate is associated with fewer serious side effects than either surgery to remove the prostate or having a beam of high-energy radiation aimed directly at the cancer, researchers say. The analysis of the

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