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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.

Working around health issues and sex

Published March 1, 2022

While specific health problems can affect men’s sexual performance and stamina, it’s how they respond to these obstacles that can pose the greatest challenge. Worrying about how conditions may cause physical limitations or possible health risks during intimacy can make sex more stressful. However, with a few adjustments, men can often navigate around health issues like heart disease, arthritis, and back pain so sex is safer and more enjoyable.

Erectile dysfunction drug may lower Alzheimer’s risk

Published March 1, 2022

A 2021 study suggests that sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio), which is used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension, might also protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

Paths to parenthood: Receiving an embryo donation

Published February 3, 2022
Paths to parenthood vary and people thinking about a pregnancy achieved with donated embryos or with donated eggs or sperm might also be considering adoption. Here are some key questions and issues to consider when thinking about these decisions.

A look at health screenings

Published February 1, 2022
Men are less likely than women to get regular exams and tests, especially when they are younger. But as they age, routine screenings are essential. There are certain tests most men should have at some point, including ones for colon cancer, high blood pressure, hepatitis C, diabetes, and HIV. Other tests men should consider if they are at high risk for specific ailments, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm, hepatitis B, and lung cancer.

Treatment with abiraterone significantly improves survival in advanced prostate cancer

Published January 28, 2022
Currently, the medication abiraterone is approved for treatment of men with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate gland and nearby lymph nodes. But a study found that men who received the drug at earlier stages (before the cancer had spread) in combination with another type of treatment were more likely to live longer than those who received only the control treatment.

New study investigates treatment-associated regrets in prostate cancer

Published January 6, 2022
Men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have to make difficult choices about medical therapy, and hope that they will not later regret their treatment decisions. But a study found that such regrets are common, mainly because of differences between their expectations and actual experience.

A plant-based diet may protect against prostate cancer and ED

Published January 1, 2022
Three new studies suggest that following a plant-based diet may protect men from prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

Answers to prostate cancer questions

Published January 1, 2022
Many men have questions regarding the testing and screening processes for prostate cancer, such as whether prostate-specific antigen tests are still the standard, when it is time for a biopsy, and what new technologies are available to help with a more accurate diagnosis. Harvard Medical School prostate cancer expert Dr. Marc Garnick provides the answers.

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