Trouble Ahead, No Matter the Cancer Treatment
Surgery and radiation therapy are common ways to treat prostate cancer. In the long run, however, men experience the same declines in bodily functions, regardless of the treatment they receive.
Deep-Fried Cancer Risks
Who doesn’t love French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts? And who doesn’t know that fried delicacies are not the best choice for your health? Well, the news isn't getting any better. These foods are now associated with increased risks of yet another cancer.
Prostate Therapy May Be Bad to the Bone
Some prostate cancer patients who are unable to have surgery or radiation treatment may turn to hormone therapy for treatment. However, hormone therapy may increase the chance of bone fracture.
Detecting Cancer, Measure by Measure
A PSA test is a common way to screen for prostate cancer. While a single PSA reading may signal prostate trouble, repeated measurements of PSA may offer a more precise means of detection.
A New Way to Turn Off Prostate Cancer?
Prostate tumors can often be controlled by hormone-blocking drugs, but they may become resistant after a few years. A molecular switch could offer a new means for cancer control.
Working Out Those Prostate Proteins
Men who like to flaunt those muscles at the gym may have another reason to keep fit and active besides looking good and feeling strong.
Potential Side Effects Of Prostate Removal
To treat potentially deadly prostate cancer, the surgical removal of the prostate is sometimes necessary. The procedure can have potential side effects, including a shortened penis.
Spike in Protein Flags Cancer Growth
High levels of certain proteins appear to stimulate tumor growth. Newly discovered proteins can help doctors identify patients who are at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer.
Men Have Hormonal Blues Too
Most prostate cancers are fed by male hormones called androgens. So treating the disease often involves blocking these hormones. It’s called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and it’s been used for decades – but not without controversy.
Cancer Wounds WTC Workers
When the World Trade Centers evaporated on 9/11, clouds of toxic chemicals were left in their wake. Researchers wanted to know the impact of these clouds on the health of rescue workers.