Health News

Fungus Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
Medical scientists have placed another piece in what  is the jigsaw puzzle of prostate cancer. A natural compound has been shown to be effective in treating advanced cases of the disease.
Your Genes Predict Prostate Cancer
Not all prostate cancers even need to be treated, but many men receive more treatment than necessary. New research may change that trend.
Unrealistic Cancer Expectations
Prostate cancer has the highest survival rate of all forms of the disease. It is often cured by removing the prostate, which is great, but patients underestimate what's involved in recovering from this surgery.
Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risks?
Following surgery to remove a cancerous prostate, the cure rate is extremely high among most men. Researchers now know two lifestyle factors can change those odds.
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.
PSA Tests - Not Just for Prostate Cancer Anymore
The most common form of cancer in women may soon be detected using a test that diagnoses the most common type of cancer in men. The PSA test may soon be used to detect breast cancer.
Increasing Prostate Cancer Survival
With the introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, prostate cancers are detected at very early stages. Knowing how to best treat men with this disease has now advanced.
Your Cancer Family Tree
As with all of medicine these days, researchers are now finding that cancer screenings need to be personalized. Your screening schedules should be based on your family history.
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.