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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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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.

Nonsurgical treatment for enlarged prostate remains effective for years

March 10, 2017 - 07:00
A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least three years after patients undergo the therapy, according...