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 can make urination painful?

September 18, 2018 - 20:00
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor.

Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

September 7, 2018 - 15:00
A panel of experts from the United Kingdom is asking whether regular screening for prostate cancer actually brings enough benefits to outweigh the risks.

Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?

September 6, 2018 - 15:00
Some prostate cancers resist androgen-targeting therapy and continue to spread because the treatment alters the environment of tumor cells, a study shows.

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

August 31, 2018 - 15:00
In this article, we outline some of the most interesting recent findings from cancer research, covering work from a range of institutions and journals.

What are the signs of prostate infection?

August 31, 2018 - 00:00
When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here.

What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer?

August 16, 2018 - 17:00
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.