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Prostate And Other Male Cancers

PCPs May Miss LUTS Cases

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are present in 42% of men over age 50 who visit their primary-care physician (PCP), according to data presented here at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

Watchful Waiting Risks Quantified

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Fifteen percent of older men managed with watchful waiting for low-risk prostate tumors detected by PSA screening will die from the malignancy in 10 years, despite a high death rate from competing causes, a study found.

Statins Found to Decrease PSA Levels

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Statins can significantly reduce PSA levels in healthy men, and the magnitude of this decline is proportional to the extent to which the drugs reduce cholesterol levels, according to researchers.

Screening-Detected PCa May Be Less Risky

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Prostate cancers found as a result of PSA screening are less likely to exhibit extracapsular extension and positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy than tumors found in a non-screened population, despite similar PSA levels, data show.

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