Prostate Cancer Screening: Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black, Hispanic and Asian men in the United States are less likely than white men to receive a follow-up MRI after a screening suggests prostate cancer, a new study finds. “We can’t say definitively if the reason Black, Hispanic, and Asian men did not… Continue reading Prostate Cancer Screening: Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI

Yearly prostate checks benefit some men aged 40 plus

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Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance

Oct. 15, 2021 — A mainstay of treatment for prostate cancer is to deprive it of androgens, the hormones that make it grow. The testes are the main source of these hormones, so treatment can consist of either surgical removal of these organs or use of drugs to block their hormone production. Over time, some… Continue reading Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance

New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A pair of experimental tests could help doctors detect colon or prostate cancer with just a sample of blood or saliva. One test examines a person’s blood for four biomarkers linked to inflammation. In a small study, it outperformed the fecal blood test… Continue reading New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise

Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Does having an enlarged prostate doom you to prostate cancer? Far from it, a new study suggests. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the condition may actually provide some protection for men from developing prostate cancer, researchers report. “Men are often anxious about… Continue reading Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer

Death of Spouse Could Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Widowers have a higher risk for advanced prostate cancer than men who are part of a couple, Canadian researchers say. The new findings are from an analysis of 12 studies comparing 14,000 men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and 12,000 healthy men. The study… Continue reading Death of Spouse Could Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters

My father died at 54 from prostate cancer, and his brother had prostate cancer at the same time. I have several cousins who also have this problem, so I knew that I needed to get screened since prostate cancer runs in my family. I was also having certain symptoms: incontinence, pain in my groin, and… Continue reading Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters

Prostate Cancer in Black Men: Overcoming Barriers to Better Outcomes

Since the 1990s, prostate cancer death rates have dropped for all men — most of all for African Americans. That’s progress, for sure, but it’s not the full picture. Black men have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer — and a more aggressive type — than white men, says Brandon A. Mahal, MD, a… Continue reading Prostate Cancer in Black Men: Overcoming Barriers to Better Outcomes

Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Italy found that among men with prostate cancer that had spread throughout the body, those who were obese were less likely to die… Continue reading Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black American military veterans with aggressive prostate cancer who would benefit from surgery or radiation are less likely to get those treatments than men of other races, despite equal access to health care, a new study finds. “Despite great strides in prostate cancer care… Continue reading Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments