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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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Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know

November 22, 2017 - 17:00
Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

November 17, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers are testing the potential of a known antiparasite drug in the treatment of colon and prostate cancer. The drug can inhibit cancer cell growth.

Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?

November 9, 2017 - 11:00
Some people may be concerned about the drawbacks to a prostate biopsy. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer.

Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer

November 8, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have identified a link between foods rich in isoflavones, such as soy, and a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

November 6, 2017 - 17:00
The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Men with low testosterone less likely to have prostate cancer

November 6, 2017 - 16:00
New study findings confirm the so-called androgen receptor saturation theory and may help to reduce prostate cancer risk in the future.

Are there any alternatives to Flomax?

November 6, 2017 - 08:00
BPH is a condition often treated with a drug called Flomax. A number of alternatives can help people with BPH relieve their symptoms and feel better.

What is the prostate gland?

October 24, 2017 - 08:00
All men have a prostate gland. Here, we explain what the prostate does, which conditions can affect it, and how it is vital for reproduction.

How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

October 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.'

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk

October 18, 2017 - 16:00
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined.

Everything you need to know about prostate nodules

October 12, 2017 - 17:00
A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.

All you need to know about the PCA3 test

October 12, 2017 - 14:00
The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.

Despite concerns, vasectomy and prostate cancer not linked

October 11, 2017 - 10:00
A debate that has raged for more than 30 years may finally be over: prostate cancer risk does not seem to be increased following a vasectomy.

Seven causes of a high PSA that are not cancer

September 27, 2017 - 17:00
The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein the prostate gland produces. Learn what causes a high PSA.

Frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer: What's the link?

September 26, 2017 - 11:00
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affects men. Could frequent ejaculation help reduce the risk of getting this disease?

Prostate cancer: Could a breast cancer drug reduce recurrence?

September 5, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have found that PARP inhibitors - a class of drugs used to treat breast cancer - may also benefit men with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: Could a breast cancer drug reduce recurrence?

September 5, 2017 - 15:00
Researchers have found that PARP inhibitors - a class of drugs used to treat breast cancer - may also benefit men with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review

September 5, 2017 - 08:00
A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review

September 5, 2017 - 07:00
A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: Study identifies earlier clinical trial endpoint that can be used to indicate effectiveness of new treatments

August 16, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists say they have validated a "surrogate endpoint" - a reliable statistical shortcut in a clinical trial - that could accelerate testing of new adjuvant therapies aimed at reducing deaths from...