Baldness Treatments Linked to Male Breast Cancer
According to Health Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a popular treatment for baldness has been associated with male breast cancer.
A New Right Next Step
When a man has an elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) level, the next step is often a biopsy to see if it's cancer. That step may soon be supplemented or replaced with a urine test.
Medicare to Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug
Medicare has announced it will pay for Provenge ( sipuleucel-T ) to treat metastatic prostate cancer. This drug extends the life of patients by about four months.
Casodex More Problematic for Homosexuals
Sexual activities are obviously quite different between homosexual and heterosexual men. A research study shows they also have different responses to the same hormone adjusting drug.
Smoking and Prostate Cancer
Smoking and lung cancer are known links. Now it's becoming clear that tobacco addiction significantly complicates the outlook for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
One Brisk Step at a Time
Brisk walking is a good aerobic activity for anyone. It's now known to be particularly healthful for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.
Younger Men Benefit From Surgery
New research has suggested that older men diagnosed with prostate cancer may not need any treatment. Now, a 15-year study shows that surgery is the best option for men under the age of 65.
Dietary Fats and Prostate Health
You can't turn around without hearing praise for the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Likewise, trans-fatty acids are considered one of the most unhealthful substances we can eat. Well, hold your horses - when it comes to prostate health, all that's wrong!
Some Prostate Cancers Don't Need to be Treated
Men aged 65 and older who are diagnosed with a low-risk form of prostate cancer don't need to jump right into treatment. Delaying surgery and radiation doesn't pose added risk of death as long as the cancer is closely monitored.
New Test Detects Prostate Cancer More Accurately
A large clinical trial has demonstrated a new screening for prostate cancer that's more accurate than the tests currently available. In research conducted by Northwestern Medicine, the new PSA test reduced the number of false positives and pinpointed prostate cancer more precisely, particularly the aggressive form of the disease.
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