Health News

One Mineral May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
Selenium is a trace mineral that helps prevent cell damage. Studies regarding this mineral have been inconclusive. But new research suggests selenium may have anti-cancer properties.
Physician Group Recommends Against PSA Tests
If you’re a man – or a woman for that matter – you’re probably confused about cancer screenings. The recommendations for prostate cancer screenings have been all over the place.
Breaks From Cancer Therapy Don’t Give Men a Break
Men with advanced prostate cancer usually take medicines to keep the disease at bay. These medications block male hormones that feed the cancer. New research evaluated the best way to take these medications.
A Man’s Genes Can Hurt His Cancer Outlook
Lynch syndrome is the most common genetic condition that’s linked to cancer.  While it is fairly rare, the condition can raise the risk for various cancers. But the connection between Lynch syndrome and prostate cancer has been uncertain.
Bald is Beautiful, But Beware
Baldness affects about 60 percent of men at some time in their lives.  Researchers now think baldness and prostate cancer may be linked in African American men.
Cancer Spreads in Zometa Study
Many cancer patients take medications to prevent the disease from returning or spreading. One medication designed to prevent cancer from spreading to the bones fell short in a recent study.
Refining Cancer Treatment Guidelines by Race
The guidelines for screening and treating prostate cancer have become confusing. A man’s race may now become a consideration before treatment begins or is delayed.
Cancer Care Barriers
Latino men don’t get the prostate cancer care they need for a variety of reasons, and it’s not just about the cost. A new study has summarized those barriers.
Radiation Vs. Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer treatments can include a variety of approaches. Surgery can remove the diseased prostate, while radiation therapy can be used to kill cancer cells.
Prostate Cancer Patients Keep Sexual Function
Prostate cancer patients have different treatment options nowadays. Most men probably want treatments that won't harm their overall health or sex life.