Imaging Agent Helps “See” Prostate Cancer
For some patients, prostate cancer can reappear after surgery or treatment. The FDA recently approved an imaging agent that can help find the tissue where the cancer has returned.
“Trich” or Treat Prostate Cancer
More and more research is finding how viruses and other diseases are connected with some cancers. Many of these conditions are caused by sexually transmitted infections ( STI ). One cancer has a new STI link.
New Drug for Advanced Prostate Cancer
A new drug - Xtandi ( enzalutamide ) - has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced prostate cancer. In clinical trials, it gave men about five more months of life.
Prostate Cancer Hates Aspirin
Aspirin and other common pain relievers have become the darlings of the cancer world. We’re hearing more and more about how aspirin or NSAIDs ( nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) help the body battle the monster.
Genetic Red Flag Warning
Genes are in the driver’s seat when it comes to cancer forming, growing and spreading. Same holds true for the levels of these genes. Low levels of a gene that’s supposed to protect against cancer obviously isn’t a good thing.
Men Against Red Meat
Maybe you know that any form of red meat isn’t your best choice for protein. In addition to being high in fat, there’s something about red meat that increases a man’s risk of a number of health issues, including cancer.
Five More Months of Life
Male hormones known as androgens, including testosterone, feed prostate cancer to help it grow and spread. So going after the processes that produce androgens is a key treatment strategy.
Solving Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Dilemma
Men can have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels, and later undergo a biopsy only to find out that they do not have prostate cancer. That's a problem with PSA tests - they don't distinguish between benign (non-cancerous) disease and prostate cancer.
Vegetable Compound May Shrink Breast Tumors
A compound found in vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale has been studied for its effect on cancer. Recently, its potential benefits may have been expanded.
Will Life Without PSA Testing Cost Lives?
Several years ago, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against men over the age of 75 having prostate cancer screenings using the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test.