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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How dietary fat helps prostate cancer to spread

January 15, 2018 - 16:00
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer: 'Whole' Mediterranean diet could reduce your risk

January 12, 2018 - 15:00
A study of three diets found that only a high adherence to the whole Mediterranean dietary pattern is linked to lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

January 11, 2018 - 08:00
A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants.

3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy

December 14, 2017 - 10:00
A new, life-like 3-D prostate model helps surgeons to rehearse procedures before entering the operating room. The new technology may improve accuracy.

Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians

December 12, 2017 - 17:00
A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer.

Are there side effects to masturbation?

December 7, 2017 - 17:00
Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Learn about the benefits and potential side effects in this article.

Prostate cancer: How immune cells promote tumor growth

November 28, 2017 - 08:00
New research analyzes prostate cancer cells and finds the reason why the body's own immune system may promote progression of the disease.

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
In this article, we explain what the prostate does and which medical conditions affect it. We will also explain its role in 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.