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How to tell when localized cancer is advancing

Published April 3, 2009

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

Anxiety drives some treatment decisions

Published April 3, 2009

Anxiety, not clinical symptoms and disease progression, may sway patients toward treatment.

Biomarker predicts the development of hormone refractory disease

Published April 3, 2009

Blood and tissue levels of chromogranin A (CgA) may be early indication that prostate cancer that won’t respond for long to hormone therapy.

BPH drug cleared of causing aggressive tumors

Published April 3, 2009

Study finds that finasteride may actually lower the overall risk of prostate cancer and aid in the detection of aggressive tumors. An earlier study had implicated finasteride in the development of these deadlier tumors.

Erectile dysfunction drug also may ease BPH symptoms

Published April 3, 2009

More research is needed, but taking tadalafil (Cialis) could be helpful for men with BPH.

Common genetic variations increase prostate cancer risk

Published April 3, 2009

Researchers have identified several genetic variations that raise prostate cancer risk, variations that may also account for the higher incidence of prostate cancer in African Americans.

Do all BPH drugs reduce semen production?

Published April 2, 2009

I have used finasteride (Proscar) to treat my BPH, and it has reduced the size of my prostate. However, my body’s production of semen has diminished, too. Will switching to dutasteride (Avodart) solve that problem?

Is there a connection between Flomax and cataracts?

Published April 2, 2009

In short, yes. If you take Flomax (tamsulosin), be sure to tell your eye doctor before having cataract surgery.

Harvard experts discuss surgical options for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Published March 31, 2009

Three doctors describe some surgical options for treating an enlarged prostate, including the ones they think patients prefer.

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