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What is Prostate cancer?
The prostate gland is found only in males. It is just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The tube that carries urine (the urethra) runs through the center of the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the fluid (semen) that protects and nourishes the sperm.
There are several types of cells in the prostate, but nearly all prostate cancers start in the gland cells. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma.
Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, but most of the time, prostate cancer grows slowly. Autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other causes also had prostate cancer that never caused them problems. In many cases neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.
Prostate cancer hormone therapy hard on the heart
• Prostate Cancer news • Feb 10 06
Men with recurrent or advanced prostate cancer may be put on hormone therapy to block testosterone production in an effort to halt or slow the growth of the tumor.…
Black men least likely to get prostate cancer screening even during peak ages of risk
• Prostate Cancer news • Feb 06 06
The men most at risk for aggressive prostate cancer - black men with a family history - are the least likely to…
Alternative therapy common in prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 24 06
About one third of prostate cancer patients in the United States use some type of complementary or alternative medicine, a large national study shows.
Its important for patients to tell their…
‘Statins’ improve prostate cancer outcome
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 20 06
Men who’ve been treated for prostate cancer and are taking one of the popular cholesterol-lowering ‘statin’ drugs (Lipitor and Zocor are examples) may be on to a good thing.
Statins appear to…
Scientists Link Variations in Growth-Factor Gene to Risk of Prostate Cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 18 06
Two variations in the gene for insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1) are linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research performed by scientists…
Turmeric holds real potential for the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 16 06
Rutgers researchers have found that the curry spice turmeric holds real potential for the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with certain…
Prostate cancer screening may not reduce mortality
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 10 06
In the latest study to question the value of prostate cancer screening, researchers have shown that evaluation with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing or digital rectal examination does not reduce mortality.…
Screening for Prostate Cancer May Not Reduce Men’s Risk of Death
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 09 06
Screening men for prostate cancer may not reduce their risk for dying, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal…
Biofeedback cuts urine leak after prostate surgery
• Prostate Cancer news • Jan 05 06
For men undergoing prostate removal for prostate cancer, biofeedback training before the surgery reduces the duration and severity of urinary incontinence after the procedure, according to a report in The…
Counseling helps sex life after prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Dec 30 05
Even a few counseling sessions on sex after prostate cancer can help improve a couple’s sex life, at least in the short term, research hints.
Researchers found that among 84…
Lean body mass may protect against prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Dec 14 05
A high lean body mass - calculated using an equation to determine body mass minus the fat - may lower the risk of prostate cancer, a new study indicates.…
Model of Prostate Cancer Helps Identify Promising Pain Treatment
• Prostate Cancer news • Dec 06 05
Researchers have developed a new line of prostate cancer cells that they hope will provide a better model to study the disease.
This new cancer-cell line has already…
Ack1 molecule stimulates the aggressive growth of prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Dec 05 05
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have identified a molecule that stimulates the aggressive growth of prostate cancer.
The molecule, Ack1, a member of the growth-promoting…
Long-term hormone therapy best for prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Nov 29 05
Men with high-risk prostate cancer fare better when they are treated with at least 12 months of hormone reduction therapy rather than with a shorter duration of treatment, new research…
Low PSA may not rule out prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Nov 28 05
Even if patients have relatively low prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, a biological marker for the disease, abnormalities detected by digital rectal examination (DRE) can help identify prostate cancer,…
Herbal extract may treat prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Nov 25 05
An olive-oil based herbal extract preparation called Zyflamend suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to a new study.
Zyflamend has the ability,…
Smaller prostate size, more aggressive cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Nov 17 05
In men with prostate cancer, a small prostate size is associated with higher grade, more advanced prostate cancer, and a greater risk of disease progression, according to a new report.
Single men may forgo retreatment of prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 21 05
Single men with Prostate cancer that has spread to the bone are less likely to receive repeat radiation therapy to alleviate the pain than their married counterparts,…
Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Test Appears to Save Lives
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 20 05
Men who have a yearly blood test to examine their prostate specific antigen levels are nearly three times less likely to die from Prostate cancer than…
Obesity ups odds that prostate cancer will recur
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 11 05
Men who gain weight rapidly between the ages of 25 and 40 are twice as likely to experience a recurrence of Prostate cancer after surgery as men…
PSA increase predicts prostate cancer outcome
• Prostate Cancer news • Oct 10 05
The time it takes for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels to double can help predict the clinical outcome of patients with Prostate cancer who have been treated with combined radiation…
PSA retesting interval can be individualized
• Prostate Cancer news • Sep 14 05
Middle-aged men with an initial prostate specific antigen (PSA) level of less than 1 can safely wait for 3 years before repeating the PSA test, a study suggests, while those with…
Guide aims to help men understand prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Sep 09 05
Men with Prostate cancer are living three times longer than they were 20 years ago because of early detection and better treatment, but they have little information…
Program boosts life for prostate cancer patients
• Prostate Cancer news • Sep 07 05
An intervention run by specialist nurses and aided by an interactive computer program may help improve men’s quality of life after Prostate cancer treatment, a new study suggests.…
Screening spares men from advanced prostate cancer
• Prostate Cancer news • Aug 26 05
Among middle-aged and older men, those who have had PSA tests are less likely to be found to have Prostate cancer that has spread to other sites in…