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Men's Health Update Neglected Side Effects of Radical Prostatectomy

Neglected Side Effects of Radical Prostatectomy

A questionnaire-based study revealed significant side effects that are not commonly discussed.

Physician Polls Is a 15-year follow-up after PCa treatment reasonable?

Is a 15-year follow-up after PCa treatment reasonable?

A study suggests that a planned follow-up of at least 15 years after PCa treatment is reasonable.

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Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Associated with Decision Conflict

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Associated with Decision Conflict

Findings seen in economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer.

Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Mental Illness Develops in 20% of Elderly Prostate Cancer Patients

Risk is greater in patients managed with watchful waiting than in those who undergo radical treatment.

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

In a study, none of the 62 men who had the treatment experienced erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence.

MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

MRI Highly Accurate in Detecting Significant Prostate Cancer

Diffusion-weighted technique found to have a sensitivity and specificity of 89%-91% and 77%-81%, respectively.

Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

Post-Brachytherapy Erectile Function Preserved in Most Men

At 5 years after seed implantation, 59% prostate cancer patients had preserved erectile function.

BRCA2 Mutation Ups Prostate Cancer Death Risk

BRCA2 Mutation Ups Prostate Cancer Death Risk

In a study, the 12-year prostate cancer survival rate was 61.8% for men with the mutation versus 94.3% for those without it.

Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Low Melatonin

Advanced Prostate Cancer Linked to Low Melatonin

Urinary levels of a melatonin metabolite below the median were associated with a 4-fold increased risk versus levels above the median.

Confirmed Drop in Prostate Cancer Deaths From PSA Screening

Confirmed Drop in Prostate Cancer Deaths From PSA Screening

Increased absolute effect at 13 years compared with findings at nine and 11 years.

Novel Urine Prostate Cancer Test Shows Promise

Novel Urine Prostate Cancer Test Shows Promise

It is more sensitive than digital rectal examination and transrectal ultrasound and more specific than PSA and PSA density, researchers report.

Neglected Side Effects of Radical Prostatectomy

Neglected Side Effects of Radical Prostatectomy

A questionnaire-based study revealed significant side effects that are not commonly discussed.

Lower PSA Predicts Favorable Salvage Radiotherapy Outcomes

Lower PSA Predicts Favorable Salvage Radiotherapy Outcomes

Reduced likelihood of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer also linked to concomitant hormonal therapy and positive surgical margins.

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men

As body mass index increases, so does the risk of kidney and bladder cancers in men and stomach, ovarian, and colon cancers in women.

Assay May Prevent Unnecessary Repeat Prostate Biopsies

Assay May Prevent Unnecessary Repeat Prostate Biopsies

Epigenetic assay has a high negative predictive value for prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Prostate Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Second Malignancies

Study reveals a 2-fold greater likelihood of primary kidney and bladder cancer compared with men in the general population.