Prostate Cancer

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

Focal Prostate Cancer Therapy Safe, Feasible

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Substance Abuse May Worsen Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Substance Abuse May Worsen Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes

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Patients with substance use disorder are more likely to be hospitalized and to make emergency department visits.

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to Vasectomy

Lethal Prostate Cancer Linked to Vasectomy

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Study finds a 19% increased risk of distant metastases or death from the cancer.

Depressed Men With Prostate Cancer Fare Worse

Depressed Men With Prostate Cancer Fare Worse

Those with depression, intermediate- or high-risk disease undergo less treatment.

Cranberry May Ease Radiotherapy Cystitis

Cranberry May Ease Radiotherapy Cystitis

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Men who took cranberry capsules during and after external beam radiation treatment experienced less severe symptoms of cystitis.

Anticoagulants May Benefit Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Anticoagulants May Benefit Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

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Use of low-molecular-weight heparin decreased the risk of death by 52%.

Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

Robotic Surgery Offers Durable Prostate Cancer Control

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In a study, the biochemical recurrence-free and metastasis-free survival rates were 73% and 97.5%, respectively, at 10 years.

Prostate Cancer Outcomes May Improve Under Affordable Care Act

Prostate Cancer Outcomes May Improve Under Affordable Care Act

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Prostate cancer patients with health insurance are less likely to present with metastatic disease or die from the cancer than uninsured patients.

New Study Supports Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

New Study Supports Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

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After 5 years, nearly two thirds of men remained on active surveillance.

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Tied to Age at Diagnosis

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Tied to Age at Diagnosis

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Men aged 61 and older at diagnosis are more likely to die from the malignancy than men aged 50 or younger.

New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

New Findings May Explain PSA Bounce

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Transient rises in PSA after radiotherapy may be due to late damage to healthy prostatic tissue, evidence suggests.

Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

Prostate Cancer Progression Linked to Obesity

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Increased long-term risk observed in men on active surveillance.

Active Surveillance Underused for Low-Risk PCa

Active Surveillance Underused for Low-Risk PCa

Most physicians report that their patients are not interested in active surveillance.

High-Risk PCa More Likely to Be Diagnosed in Non-Whites

High-Risk PCa More Likely to Be Diagnosed in Non-Whites

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Compared with whites, blacks and Hispanics have 42% and 23% increased odds, respectively, of being diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.

Small Prostates Predict Gleason Score Upgrading

Small Prostates Predict Gleason Score Upgrading

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Other predictors include the presence of more than 1 positive biopsy core and a greater tumor burden.

Prostate Cancer Found in 1.4% of TURP Specimens

Prostate Cancer Found in 1.4% of TURP Specimens

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This rate of incidental PCa detection is lower than found in previous studies.

Statin Use in Older Men Tied to Lower Physical Activity

Statin Use in Older Men Tied to Lower Physical Activity

Reasons for decline may include muscle pain, fatigue, and weakness caused by statins.

Metformin Use Decreases Risk of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Metformin Use Decreases Risk of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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Other oral hypoglycemic agents have no effect on the risk.

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