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Exercise helps counter anxiety from active surveillance

Published July 1, 2022

A 2022 study suggests that men who follow active surveillance for low-grade prostate cancer can manage stress and anxiety about their condition by following a high-intensity interval training program.

Should I add cocoa powder to my diet?

Published July 1, 2022

Unsweetened cocoa powder has variable amounts of health-promoting flavanols, depending on how it is processed. Fruits and vegetables are better sources of these compounds, which may improve blood pressure and blood sugar.

An emerging treatment option for men on active surveillance

Published June 29, 2022

Active surveillance allows men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer to avoid temporarily the side effects of invasive therapies, but men often feel anxious about their cancer. Emerging evidence suggests there may be a middle path between no treatment and aggressive therapies.

Managing premature ejaculation

Published June 1, 2022

Premature ejaculation is common in older men, especially in a new sexual relationship. Partners can help the issue by trying the "stop-start" and "stop-squeeze" methods. Men also can ask their doctor about using an antidepressant that has delayed orgasm as a side effect.

Some men whose prostate cancer progresses can safely delay treatment

Published May 27, 2022

Prostate cancer can progress over long durations, and if a man’s tumor has features that predict slow growth, he can opt for active surveillance instead of immediate treatment. But when the time for treatment comes, up to a third of men still decide against it. Now, a new study finds that for some of these men, treatment can be safely delayed.

Radiation for prostate cancer

Published May 1, 2022

If a man’s prostate cancer becomes high-risk or begins to spread, he has two treatment options: surgery to remove the prostate or radiation to destroy the cancer cells. While both are equally good at controlling cancer, research has found that radiation often produces better quality of life over the long term. There are two ways to deliver radiation to the prostate: external beam radiation and brachytherapy.

Worry and anxiety linked to higher heart risk in men

Published May 1, 2022

Middle-aged men who often feel worried or anxious may be more prone to problems that raise heart disease risk as they age compared with their less-worried peers.

New treatment approved for late-stage prostate cancer

Published April 7, 2022

The FDA has approved a new medication therapy for advanced prostate cancer that is spreading in the body. The new treatment can seek out and destroy tumors that are still too small to be found via conventional medical imaging. Results of a clinical trial showed that this new drug was effective at delaying cancer progression.

Comparing traditional and robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer

Published March 25, 2022

Today, most surgeries to remove the prostate gland in men with prostate cancer are performed with robotic assistance, which ostensibly offers quality-of-life advantages. But how does this method compare with traditional open surgery? A recent study provides some clarity.

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