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Prostate Health Information
Welcome! This Web site combines prostate cancer news, expert commentary, relevant clinical findings, updates on important prostate cancer research, and personal case histories to help you fully understand the important considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the prostate. We hope you find it useful.
PSA screening not recommended for men over age 75
Cancers discovered through PSA testing can take years to affect health. That’s why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors stop testing men who are 75 or older. Anthony Komaroff, M.D., discusses the panel’s recommendation. Watch the video…
Are PSA tests beneficial?
Two large randomized studies, one in the U.S. and one in Europe, come to different conclusions about whether screening saves lives. Harvey Simon, M.D., summarizes the studies’ findings and outlines the pros and cons of screening.
Read the article…
Interactive guide to PSA
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a blood test used by many doctors to screen for prostate cancer. This tool provides more information about PSA levels and what’s considered reassuring or worrisome for men of different ages.
Go to “Understanding PSA”…
Flomax and cataract surgery
A reader wonders if he can have cataracts removed safely if he takes Flomax, a prescription drug that can ease the urinary symptoms of BPH.
A doctor responds…
Two registered dietitians from Harvard-affiliated hospitals discuss the benefits of a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
Follow the discussion…
approved by FDA
The “vaccine” extends life by a patient’s own immune system to fight prostate cancer that no longer responds to other treatments.
Read the story…
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