Health News

Prostate Cancer Screening Upgrade
The cancer men fear most has no clear-cut means of being easily detected. The most common test commonly generates false results. A new test being developed may be more accurate and more reliable.
Pinpointing Lethal DNA
This puzzle is millions of times more complex than the Rubik's cube. Yet scientists are getting a handle on two genes that determine the prognosis for prostate cancer patients.
Fungus Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
Medical scientists have placed another piece in what  is the jigsaw puzzle of prostate cancer. A natural compound has been shown to be effective in treating advanced cases of the disease.
Your Genes Predict Prostate Cancer
Not all prostate cancers even need to be treated, but many men receive more treatment than necessary. New research may change that trend.
Unrealistic Cancer Expectations
Prostate cancer has the highest survival rate of all forms of the disease. It is often cured by removing the prostate, which is great, but patients underestimate what's involved in recovering from this surgery.
Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risks?
Following surgery to remove a cancerous prostate, the cure rate is extremely high among most men. Researchers now know two lifestyle factors can change those odds.
A New Right Next Step
When a man has an elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) level, the next step is often a biopsy to see if it's cancer. That step may soon be supplemented or replaced with a urine test.
PSA Tests - Not Just for Prostate Cancer Anymore
The most common form of cancer in women may soon be detected using a test that diagnoses the most common type of cancer in men. The PSA test may soon be used to detect breast cancer.
Increasing Prostate Cancer Survival
With the introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, prostate cancers are detected at very early stages. Knowing how to best treat men with this disease has now advanced.
Your Cancer Family Tree
As with all of medicine these days, researchers are now finding that cancer screenings need to be personalized. Your screening schedules should be based on your family history.