Medical News Today: Prostate News

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer develops slowly, and there may be no signs that you have it for many years. Symptoms often only become apparent when your prostate is large enough to affect the urethra. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy and bisphosphonate therapy.
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What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

4 hours 38 min ago
Age, genetics, and a poor diet are among the many risk factors for prostate cancer. By taking certain steps, a person may be able to reduce their risk. For example, adding soy products and coffee to the diet may help. Learn about natural ways to prevent prostate cancer here.

New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions

August 14, 2018 - 10:00
A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of the usual 37.

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

July 30, 2018 - 07:00
Creating a way to keep prostate cancer cells alive in the laboratory for longer leads to quicker drug trials. Sharing this widely speeds it up further.

What makes prostate cancer become aggressive? Study investigates

July 24, 2018 - 16:00
Using a range of tools, researchers identify a plausible mechanism and genes through which a genetic variation influences prostate cancer aggressiveness.

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

July 19, 2018 - 15:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.

Causes and treatment of chronic prostatitis

July 13, 2018 - 21:00
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here.

What are the treatment options for BPH?

July 12, 2018 - 16:00
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.

Prostate cancer: New drug for aggressive, resistant cases

June 29, 2018 - 16:00
Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA.

Uses and risks of mitoxantrone

June 20, 2018 - 07:00
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name.

Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'

June 18, 2018 - 07:00
Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening.

Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

June 6, 2018 - 14:00
For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.

What is a free PSA test and what is it for?

May 31, 2018 - 16:00
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.

Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

May 30, 2018 - 16:00
Could a long noncoding RNA that has a role in androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer be a treatment target that does not lead to resistance?

Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?

May 24, 2018 - 19:00
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.

Can BPH cause kidney failure?

May 23, 2018 - 19:00
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.

Is green tea good for BPH?

May 23, 2018 - 12:00
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

May 18, 2018 - 16:00
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.

Can women get prostate cancer?

May 14, 2018 - 11:00
Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.

Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness

May 7, 2018 - 07:00
In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in.