Theres No Substitute for Testing
Dr. Peter T. Scardino Chairman of the department of urology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Q. What do men need to know about prostate cancer? A. The expected number of new cases of prostate cancer this year is about 189,000, and the expected number of men who will die of prostate cancer this year is about 30,500. American men have the same lifetime risk of dying of prostate cancer that American women have of dying of breast cancer. The only difference is that prostate cancer tends to occur at an older age. The average age at death of prostate cancer is 71. Its the No. 1 most frequent cancer in American men, and its the second leading cause of cancer death behind lung cancer.. Dr Peter T Scardino, chairman of urology department at Memorial Sloan-Ketterint Cancer Center, tells what men need to know about prostate cancer; photo (M)
Focusing on the Stress of Prostate Cancer
Helping men cope with the stress of prostate cancer surgery before the operation may speed up both their physical and psychological recovery, new research suggests.. Helping men cope with the stress of prostate cancer surgery before the operation may speed up both their physical and psychological recovery, new research suggests.
Bad Seeds at the V.A.
The Rev. Ricardo Flippin and other veterans received substandard prostate cancer treatments at the veterans hospital in Philadelphia, where federal officials failed to detect a pattern of poor care.
Singapore PM diagnosed with prostate cancer, to undergo surgery on Monday
Prostate cancer, which forms in the tissues of the prostate ��� a gland in the male reproductive system below the bladder ��� is the third most common cancer among Singaporean men. It is usually treated through radiation therapy, hormone therapy, surgery.
Black Men with Prostate Cancer Fare Worse
African American men have higher risks of prostate cancer and twice the odds of dying from it, according to Durado Brooks, MD, of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Black men also tend to be diagnosed at younger ages and to have high-grade disease.
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong diagnosed with prostate cancer
Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but indications are that it is fully treatable and that he will be back at work after a week, his office said Sunday evening. This is the second time that Lee, who.
Prostate Cancer Treatment: Surgery or Radiation?
While a growing number of men diagnosed with early-stage, slow-growing prostate cancer opt for no immediate treatment beyond active surveillance, most men diagnosed with the cancer ��� especially those under age 60 who are in good health with a long life .
Being overweight raises risk of men developing aggressive.
World Cancer Research Fund review of global research finds link between obesity and advanced prostate cancer is strong.
Singapore PM Lee Has Prostate Cancer, to Take Medical Leave
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday, his office said on Sunday.
Singapore PM Lee to undergo surgery for prostate cancer
SINGAPORE ��� (UPDATED) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Monday, February 16, but is expected to recover fully after a weeks medical leave��.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by prostate cells. The PSA test is done to help diagnose and follow prostate cancer in men.
For men with PROSTATE CANCER, being black is a deadly complication
���One of our challenges is we dont really understand the biological underpinnings of the higher rates that we see in black men,��� says Dr. Durado Brooks, director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancers for the American Cancer Society. ���This is not just.
What to Ask About Prostate Cancer
Talking points for patients and physicians.
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Tumour genomic and microenvironmental heterogeneity for integrated prediction of 5-year biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer: a retrospective cohort study. Emilie Lalonde. x. Emilie Lalonde. Search for articles by this��.
Novel Imaging Technique Improves Prostate Cancer Detection
In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Writing in the January 6, 2015 issue of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic��.
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The Prostate Cancer Muddle
Recent studies undercut the value of prostate cancer screening, but fall short of being definitive.
Singapore PM Lee has PROSTATE CANCER, to take medical leave
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday, his office said on Sunday. Lee, 63, will be on medical leave for one week and .
The Prostate and Surgery (1 Letter)
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Dodd to Have Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Senator Christopher J. Dodd said on Friday that he will have surgery during the Senate recess in August.
A tomato-rich diet helps protect against prostate cancer
Men who eat over 10 portions of tomatoes a week have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Rates of prostate cancer are higher in developed .
Penn Study: Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy Prolongs.
Locally advanced prostate cancer is cancer that has spread outside but near the prostate gland. Unlike slower growing tumors, locally advanced prostate cancer is an aggressive malignancy that is prone to metastasize and��.
V.A. Is Fined Over Errors in Radiation at Hospital
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited an “unprecedented number” of mistakes by the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center in treating prostate cancer patients.
Shinn, Owner of New Orleans Hornets, Says He Has Prostate Cancer
George Shinn, the owner of the New Orleans Hornets, announced in a news release Friday that he has prostate cancer.
Co-Payment Assistance Granted $46M to Prostate Cancer Patients in 2014
The End of Prostate Cancer During 2014, the non-profit organization The End of Prostate Cancer granted more than $46 million to 12,000 patients suffering from prostate cancer in the form of co-payment assistance and education programs being conducted .
HIV drug dramatically slows the spread of PROSTATE CANCER.
Early studies have demonstrated that the antiretroviral drug maraviroc can substantially curb the lethal spread of prostate cancer in mice with the disease. Prostate cancer most commonly travels to the bones, leading to severe��.
AR-V7 and Resistance to Enzalutamide and Abiraterone in.
We hypothesized that detection of androgen-receptor splice variant 7 messenger RNA (AR-V7) in circulating tumor cells from men with advanced prostate cancer would be associated with resistance to enzalutamide and��.
Online calculator helps men assess prostate cancer risk
Jack Compton spent 34 years with NASA, so when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, he carefully reviewed all his options. And when you understand that, then you say, well whats the likelihood that cancers going to kill me? he said.
The View at 50: He Can Be Serious
John McEnroe is using his 50th birthday to challenge men to make prostate health awareness a priority.
Obama Says ���Men, You Dont Count��� As He Eliminates All.
Let me make this clear, no, the President is not recommending that Prostate Cancer funds be cut, he is recommending that they be entirely eliminated (by 100%) from the CDs budget! Thats right I said eliminated, gone,��.
CDC May Lose Entire Prostate Cancer Funding :: Advanced.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in America. Almost 30,000 American men die from prostate cancer every year. And, African American men die from prostate cancer at a rate that is more than twice the rate��.
Do I Have Prostate Cancer? 12 Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore
Prostate cancer symptoms in advanced stages have similarities to signs of other cancers. There might be weight loss for no apparent reason, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, swelling of the lower extremities and weakness that affects the lower limbs.
PM Lee diagnosed with prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among Singaporean men according to the Health Promotion Board. It develops when tissues in the prostate gland - a gland in the male reproductive system - turns cancerous. Common treatments for it include .
Smoking linked to breast, prostate cancer
Add breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney failure, liver damage and all manner of infections to the long list of health risks that come with each pack of cigarettes. A study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine expands the number.
Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?
Many of the 240,000 American men diagnosed with prostate cancer every year receive their scary-sounding diagnosis along with a proclamation from their doctor that it may not need to be treated immediately ��� or perhaps ever. The practice, called active .
Drug combo suppresses growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as BI2536 can successfully halt the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors, a Purdue University study finds. Prostate cancer causes the .
MR/Ultrasound Fusion���Guided Biopsy in Prostate Cancer
Although the benefits of prostate cancer screening have come into question recently,1 for men who are screened and have elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, or those who present with symptoms, prostate biopsy��.
Provenge to Survive Dendreons Bankruptcy ��� Welcome.
Dendreon, the manufacture of the only FDA approved immunologic therapy for prostate cancer had been burdened with significant debt. The debt came from their RandD of Provenge, their seeking FDA approval and the��.
PM Lee all set for surgery after being diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER
SINGAPORE: The Prime Minister has said that he is all set for his operation, after it was revealed that he was to undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday (Feb 16), as treatment for prostate cancer. Mr Lee posted on Facebook: Thank you.
Prostate Cancer Screening Still Not Recommended for All
. A major European study has shown that blood test screening for prostate cancer saves lives, but doubts remain about whether the benefit is large enough to offset the harms caused by unnecessary biopsies and treatments that can render men incontinent and impotent.
Screening: Findings Suggest Need to Rethink Prostate Tests
A new report suggests that doctors should reconsider when and how often they test men for a prostate cancer marker.
After Surviving Cancer, a Focus on True Manhood
Dana Jennings, who was treated for Stage 3 prostate cancer, found erectile dysfunction to be a particularly stubborn side effect.
Romo’s Father Has Cancer
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romos father has prostate cancer. Ramiro Romo, 50, found out he had cancer days after he and his wife were at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 23, when Tony threw for 329 yards with 2 touchdowns in a 34-10 victory.
Prostate Cancer Drug Slows Memory Loss in Women with.
Madison, Wisconsin - Women with Alzheimers disease showed stable cognition for a year when a drug that is more commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer was added to their drug regimen, according to a new��.
ACP Releases New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidance.
New recommendations issued explain the importance of discussing the substantial harms of the PSA test before undergoing screening for prostate cancer.
Facing Prostate Cancer, But How?
IT used to be thought of as a cancer of old men, discussed in whispers, involving a very private body part. But now, celebrities from Harry Belafonte to H. Norman Schwarzkopf to Rudolph W. Giuliani are publicly announcing they have had it, and millions of men across the nation are being tested, as early as their 40s and 50s, and discovering they have it, too. It is, of course, prostate cancer. And the dilemma for the growing number of men whose tumors are found when they are small and confined to the prostate is what to do about it. Prostate cancer, said Dr. Michael J. Barry, is unlike any other cancer.. Diagnosis of prostate cancer can be devastating, but men generally have plenty of time to assess their treatment options; there may be no treatment for man who is 75 or older, especially if he has another chronic disease, but most common treatments are surgery to remove prostate, beams of radiation directed to destroy the cancer and radioactive seeds implanted in prostate to eradicate it from inside out; five men treated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center explain why they chose course of treatment they did; photo; graph (L) (Special section, Men & Health)
A New Screening Tool for Prostate Cancer - Robb Report
���Often, one biopsy is not enough to definitively rule out prostate cancer,��� says study researcher Jonathan Epstein, M.D., director of the Division of Surgical Pathology and a professor of pathology, urology and oncology at the��.
Medicare Says It Will Pay for Expensive Prostate Drug
Updated: Medicare announced on Wednesday that it would pay for Dendreons prostate cancer drug Provenge, whose $93,000 price tag had ignited debate about the cost and effectiveness of cancer drugs.. The drug, Provenge, had already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for certain stages of the cancer.
Prostate cancer surgery may impair sex for both partners: st
Both members of a couple can experience diminished sexual function after a man has prostate cancer surgery, Swiss researchers find, suggesting that treatment should include sex counseling for men and their partners. The researchers studied sexual .
Prison Officials Deny Russell Maroon Shoatz Treatment for.
Action Alert ���Prison Officials Denying Russell Maroon Shoatz Treatment for Prostate Cancer ��� Call Prison Today Political prisoner and former Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoatz #AF3855 was informed that he had prostate��.
Notes from the Center of an Epidemic
Dr. Terry Mason on racial disparities in the treatment of prostate cancer.
New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer.
8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as��.