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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 is a Gleason score?

May 25, 2017 - 07:00
A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?

Prostate biopsy: What to expect

May 24, 2017 - 13:00
A prostate biopsy is the most effective way to diagnose prostate cancer. Learn more about this essential procedure for early detection.

Prostate cancer surgery: Types and what to expect

May 24, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, we take a close look at the types of surgery used to treat prostate cancer, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.

Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

May 23, 2017 - 13:00
What does TNM mean? What is a Gleason score? What are stages 1 to 4? In this article, we explain the staging system used to categorize prostate cancer.

Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

May 23, 2017 - 10:00
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved.

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

May 5, 2017 - 07:00
A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease.

Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

April 28, 2017 - 07:00
In two independent studies, scientists at the University of Basel have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes.

Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer

April 27, 2017 - 16:00
Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research suggests.

Overactive bladder in men: What causes it and how is it treated?

April 18, 2017 - 11:00
Overactive bladder is a urinary disorder that can affect men and women. What are the causes in men and can lifestyle changes or medical treatments help?

How to manage nocturia: Treating an overactive bladder at night

April 10, 2017 - 16:00
In this article, we look at the causes of nocturia, which causes frequent urination at night. Learn about how to prevent it and get a good night's sleep.

Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment

April 10, 2017 - 07:00
Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a...

Prostate cancer: Urine 'sniff test' may reduce unwarranted biopsies

April 4, 2017 - 14:00
New chemical sniff test finds a set of molecules present in 90 percent of urine samples from men with prostate cancer but not in samples from healthy men.

Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report

April 1, 2017 - 07:00
The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer from the Department of Health and Human Services finds cancer death rates are declining.

Scientists report genetic test to help predict men at most risk from aggressive prostate cancer

March 28, 2017 - 07:00
Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer, and whether they suffer an increased chance of treatment failure.

MRI use may "change the equation" for prostate cancer screening

March 27, 2017 - 13:00
Screening for prostate cancer is controversial. It can save lives, but it can also lead to unnecessary diagnoses, followed by surgical or radiation procedures, which themselves may lead to severe...

Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers

March 21, 2017 - 07:00
New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.

How does broccoli help prevent cancer? Study sheds light

March 18, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which sulforaphane - a compound found in broccoli and other vegetables - may help to prevent cancer.

Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

March 13, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have discovered an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells spread to the bone, but antidepressants may have the potential to halt this process.

Why do shorter men go bald more often?

March 10, 2017 - 07:00
Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.