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Most prostate cancers respond well to androgen-deprivation
therapy; prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels plummet, tumors
shrink, and symptoms of the disease improve. The response can
last for years but virtually all prostate cancers eventually
escape androgen-deprivation therapy and sharply increasing a man
chances of dying from prostate cancer. A new immunotherapy
option, Provenge (sipuleucel-T) is now available. The new
prostate cancer "vaccine" aims to rev up the body's own
immunologic defense mechanisms so they will target
androgen-independent prostate cancer cells.
A persistent or chronic cough that lasts longer than a few weeks can be worrisome, but for nonsmokers, the most common causes include asthma, bronchitis, post nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and medication for high blood pressure. Before you attempt to diagnose and treat yourself, review these red flags that call for prompt medical attention.
A man's diet has a substantial effect on his risk of many
important diseases including heart attack, stroke, hypertension,
diabetes, various malignancies, and obesity. But does a
man's diet also influence his fertility? According to research
from Spain, the answer may be yes.
I'm 55 years old, and I only need glasses for reading. Recently
though, I've seen tiny black specs that move around in random
directions. My eyes are not red, watery, or painful, but I'm
worried that I may have the start of an eye disease.