Health News

Drug May Reduce Cancer Spread to Bone
Patients with advanced prostate cancer may have cancer cells that spread to the bone and cause pain. A new drug shows promise by rapidly reducing prostate cancer bone tumors.
New Option For Late-Stage Prostate Cancer
Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer have another treatment option. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expanded use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate).
Web Tool Helps Track or Treat Prostate Cancer
While up to half of prostate cancer cases are not life threatening, most patients choose to treat the disease with surgery or radiation. A new web-based program aims to help reduce unnecessary treatment.
Does Red Wine Fight Prostate Cancer?
You may have heard that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart. Research now shows that the beneficial compound found in red wine may also help fight prostate cancer.
Phase I Success for new Prostate Cancer Drug
For men with aggressive prostate cancer, few treatment options are available. A new drug, however, showed a positive effect in reducing the number of tumor cells and cancer markers in advanced prostate cancer.
Early Prostate Screenings May Not Be Worth It
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men. While some specialty organizations recommend that screening begin at age 40, there is little evidence showing real benefits to screening at this age.
The Grave Risks of Graveyard Shifts
The brain releases a hormone to help with sleep when it’s dark called melatonin. But what happens with night workers? Is there danger in not generating any melatonin?
Imaging Cancer’s Return
After prostate cancer patients receive treatment, they still run the risk of the disease coming back. A newly approved imaging agent offers a way to detect recurrence earlier.
FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the production and use of Choline C 11 Injection, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent used to help detect recurrent prostate cancer.
Partner's Role in Prostate Rehab
Prostate cancer surgery patients commonly experience erectile dysfunction. While many seek therapy to regain function, they may need more partner support to stay with the program.