Prostate Cancer News

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.

Younger men do well with prostate cancer surgery
Aug 22 05

As a treatment for Prostate cancer in men younger than 50 years of age, surgery to remove the prostate can provide good results with low complication rates,…


Obesity linked with higher prostate cancer risk
Aug 18 05


Gene test could save men from prostate surgery
Aug 11 05


Strict diet program may help prostate cancer
Aug 11 05


Painkillers may cut prostate cancer risk a little
Aug 08 05

Taking Aspirin or the NSAID type of painkillers - drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen - regularly for a number of years may slightly reduce the likelihood…


Many men struggle to work after prostate cancer
Aug 08 05

Men diagnosed with Prostate cancer are less likely than unaffected men to be working six months later, finding that the cancer and its treatment interferes with their…


Not all cancer patients improve lifestyle
Jul 28 05


Prostate cancer therapy may affect mental function
Jul 20 05

Men who undergo hormone therapy for early Prostate cancer may experience a modest, short-term decline their mental capacities, UK researchers report.

Dr. Valerie Jenkins said that treatment aimed…


Testicular cancer patients can have children
Jul 20 05

Most Testicular cancer patients who try to father children after completing their treatment succeed, according to a new report.

Men who have surgery to remove the tumour have the…


Childless men run lower risk of prostate cancer
Jul 07 05

Men with reduced fertility are relatively unlikely to develop Prostate cancer, Swedish investigators report.

“Men who are childless have an almost 20 percent lower risk of getting…


Prostate cancer screen test flawed
Jul 06 05

A screening test for Prostate cancer taken by millions of men every year is not terribly accurate and not even the best result ensures that a man is cancer-free, experts…


Prostate cancer therapy not tied to bladder cancer
Jul 03 05

There’s good news for men who have undergone therapy with focused radiation beams for Prostate cancer. The common treatment does not raise the risk of developing Bladder…


Trimodal approach to prostate cancer promising
Jun 29 05

In patients with locally advanced Prostate cancer, a three-pronged approach to therapy can achieve a high level of tumor control, researchers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville report.


Abbott says access to prostate cancer drug widened
Jun 23 05


Exercise helps sex life after prostate radiation
Jun 17 05

Men treated with external beam radiation therapy for Prostate cancer may find their sex life affected, but physical activity seems to make the problem less likely, according to…


Delay OK before radiation for prostate cancer
Jun 13 05

For men with localized Prostate cancer, waiting several months from the time of diagnosis before beginning treatment with external beam radiation therapy does not worsen their odds…

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