Prostate Health Archive


Gene combination raises prostate cancer risk

A Swedish study finds that the combination of five genetic variations increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Urine test accurately diagnoses prostate cancer

Researchers report that an experimental urine test can better distinguish between prostate cancer and benign conditions than both PSA and PCA3 testing.

Testosterone supplements of little benefit in older men

Research has shown that testosterone levels decline as men age. In theory, taking testosterone supplements should counter that natural process. But a Dutch study concluded that they few benefits.

Focal therapy for prostate cancer?

Two teams of researchers suggest that focal therapy may be a promising treatment option for men with cancer confined to the prostate. However, more research is needed to determine its long-term effectiveness.

Calcium and prostate cancer risk

Physicians and researchers have long believed that consuming high amounts of calcium and dairy products increases the risk of prostate cancer, although study results have been inconsistent. Two recent studies make clear that the jury is still out.

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer puts heart at risk

A study by Boston researchers found that hormone therapy may increase risk of death from heart disease, especially among patients who have had prostate surgery.

Lycopene and tomatoes: No shield against prostate cancer

Studies reveal that lycopene, a nutrient found in tomatoes, does not seem to reduce prostate cancer risk.

Are BPH and LUTS “inexorable consequences of aging”?

Historically, the answer has been yes, but mounting evidence suggests that lifestyle factors may influence risk.

How to tell when localized cancer is advancing

A British study finds that repeat biopsies may play an important role in active surveillance for untreated, localized prostate cancer.

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