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Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over "watchful waiting" may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700…

Is Teen Drinking Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Later in Life?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who drink may raise their risk for aggressive prostate cancer decades later, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to non-drinkers, men who reported having at least one alcoholic drink…

Large U.S. Study Targets Prostate Cancer in Black Men

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black men in the United States have higher rates of aggressive prostate cancer than other males. Now, a $26.5 million study is underway to figure out why. The U.S. National Institutes of Health and…

Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that's already on the market, a new clinical trial shows. The targeted drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) reduced…

New DNA Test May Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test can identify men most likely to develop prostate cancer, a new report contends. According to the new study, the scientists identified 63 new genetic variants associated with…

Blacks With Prostate Cancer May Fare Better Than Whites

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with advanced prostate cancer who get chemotherapy may live longer than white men, a new study suggests. Data from nine trials including more than 8,000 men with advanced prostate cancer…

Expert Panel Highlights Patient Choice for Prostate Cancer Screen

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation's leading panel on preventive medicine. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)…

Diet, Exercise Can Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and healthy eating can counter the harmful side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Androgen-deprivation therapy suppresses testosterone and other male…

A Light Breakfast Might Cut Cost of Pricey Prostate Cancer Drug

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one way to cut the cost of a $10,000-a-month prostate cancer drug: Take it with food, some researchers suggest. Investigators said they found that taking Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) with…

His Prostate Cancer Becomes Her Struggle, Too

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties tied to prostate cancer may not be limited to men. Many wives of men with advanced prostate cancer say their husband's illness has harmed their own health, a new study finds. "Many…

Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two cancer drugs can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, a pair of new trials shows. Both a newly developed drug called apalutamide and an already approved…

What Might Make Prostate Cancer's Return More Likely?

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and other health problems may boost the chances of cancer returning after a man has his prostate removed, a new study finds. "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and up to 30…