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Blood Fats May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, and cholesterol may promote its growth. Even after prostate surgery, those with high blood fat levels may have a greater risk of the cancer returning, new research suggests.
Genetic Testing May Identify Men at Risk for Prostate Cancer
Lifestyle choices like smoking can increase your risk for cancer. But your genes may also raise your risk — particularly for prostate cancer. 
Balding May Indicate Risk of Prostate Cancer
Balding and prostate cancer are two different but common concerns for many men. Now, new research suggests the two may be connected.
Black Men With Prostate Cancer May Need Different Approach
Doctors sometimes monitor men with prostate cancer by watching for disease signs rather than giving more treatment. But this approach may not be the best one for black men.
Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer Becoming More Common
The prevalence and costs of new health care procedures constantly change as new techniques emerge. A new study examined one new treatment for prostate cancer.
Cancer Screening May Not Benefit Elderly
Regular cancer screenings are widely regarded as an important part of preventive medicine, particularly for people in midlife. But those same screenings might cause more harm than good in older patients facing a limited life expectancy.
Improving Symptoms in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
The 10-year survival rate for prostate cancer is about 99 percent, reports the American Cancer Society. While the odds for surviving this disease are great, many of those men are left with unpleasant symptoms from their treatment.
Closely Watching Low-Risk Prostate Cancer May Be Best Approach
A patient's choice of doctor can go a long way towards developing a personal and professional relationship. But that selection could also play a part in what kind of treatment the physician recommends.
Overused Prostate Cancer Treatment Appeared Ineffective
Prostate cancer is a sensitive subject for men. Some of the common treatment options come with very personal potential side effects like loss of sexual desire or impotence.
Earlier Chemo Increased Prostate Cancer Survival
Successful cancer treatment isn't always just about which medications are used, but also when those medications are given. New research has challenged a decades-old routine for treating prostate cancer.