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Why Prostate Cancer Spreads
While prostate cancer is never an easy diagnosis to deal with, the options available to treat it have drastically increased lifespan and improved patient comfort. Unfortunately, as with all cancers, metastasis changes everything.
Do Robots Improve Prostate Surgery Outcomes?
Having the prostate removed is a treatment option open to most men with localized prostate cancer. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is becoming more popular than the traditional open radical prostatectomy .
Is Prostate Cancer in my DNA?
Scientists have known that prostate cancer runs in families for about 30 years. What's at the heart of this hereditary pattern has remained a mystery, though, until now.
Tricking Cancer Cells Into Eating Poison
Cancer cells are picky eaters. They don't open wide for just any molecule that comes along. No, they're too cunning for that. But scientists have found a way to outsmart these little monsters so they go gaga for what will kill them.
If Prostate Screening Doesn't Work, What Does?
As with a number of other health recommendations, guidelines regarding prostate cancer screenings have been all over the place lately. What's a guy to think? More importantly, what's he to do?
Cholesterol Drugs Lower Prostate Cancer Risks
They are among the most commonly prescribed medications. Now researchers are learning that the health benefits of statins may not stop at lowering cholesterol.
Knowing Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
The diagnosis of prostate cancer doesn't necessarily mean that a man needs to launch into treatment. He has a number of options. A new online tool will help him make decisions about what's best for him.
Aggressive Prostate Cancer Better Understood
It's a rare but exceptionally aggressive form of prostate cancer. Scientists are beginning to learn more about how euroendocrine prostate cancer ( NEPC ) behaves and how it might be treated.
Who's not Over-Diagnosing Prostate Cancer?
In the prostate cancer world these days, you hear the terms over-diagnosis and over-treatment  being thrown around a great deal. So just how aggressive are physicians in diagnosing the disease? Apparently, not very - at least in one area of the country.
Surveillance, Not Action, for Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men next to skin cancer. Interestingly, though, not all men are treated for this disease immediately after diagnosis. And a panel advises this is as it should be.