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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Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

October 25, 2018 - 11:00
Prostate cancer is common, so findings new ways to destroy it is very important. Now, researchers believe that they may have found a new drug target.

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

September 30, 2018 - 11:00
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

What can make urination painful?

September 18, 2018 - 21:00
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 - 16:00
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 - 16:00
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 - 16:00
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 - 01:00
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 - 18:00
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 - 11:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 17:00
Using a range of tools, researchers identify a plausible mechanism and genes through which a genetic variation influences prostate cancer aggressiveness.