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Prostate Cancer

Charlie Daniels: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
The country singer is also a prostate cancer survivor and suffered a stroke in 2010 while snowmobiling in Colorado. In 2013, he had to have a pacemaker installed to help regulate his heart. Daniels still lives in Tennesse with his wife Hazel who he ... [...]
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Should men in their 40s get prostate cancer test?
The standard test for prostate cancer is called the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Elevated levels of PSA may indicate prostate cancer, but the test is not fool proof as it may also indicate non-cancerous conditions too. This is one reason why ... [...]
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Heather Blake :New Guidance to Improve Early Detection of Prostate Cancer
At Prostate Cancer UK we recently stuck our head above the parapet and published guidance to help GPs and practice nurses to improve the early detection of prostate cancer in men without symptoms. This disease kills over 10,000 men a year in the UK and ... [...]
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[WATCH] Amazing facts about the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks
Sadly, the treatments that were developed using HeLa cells were out of reach for the Lacks. Like many others without insurance, the Lacks could not afford them. Henrietta's husband had prostate cancer, their eldest daughter had developmental issues ... [...]
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Explore offering PSA test to men in their 40s worried about cancer risk, GPs told
The recommendation is contained in a set of 13 statements, which represent the consensus view of hundreds of UK health professionals, issued by charity Prostate Cancer UK, in a bid to boost the early detection of prostate cancer in men without symptoms ... [...]
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The challenges of determining the proper cancer treatment
As newer therapies are introduced, patients are not always equipped to decipher good marketing from medical facts. Robotics is one such technology that has been quickly embraced and adapted to medical therapy. In the case of robotic prostate surgery ... [...]
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To your good health: Relative looking for second opinion on older relative …
ANSWER: Rising PSA after cancer treatment typically is due to cancer returning, not an increase in normal prostate. However, that does not mean that your friend “must” have treatment. Goals for cancer treatment in an 83-year-old man may be very ... [...]
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BPH may not need treating
What's your advice? Dear Reader: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the most common cause of prostate enlargement. As the name suggests, BPH is harmless; it does not lead to prostate cancer. The most common symptoms of BPH involve changes or ... [...]
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TESARO Announces Global Prostate Cancer Collaboration and Licensing Agreement …
“This innovative, indication-specific collaboration accelerates efforts to expand the treatment options available for men with prostate cancer and further increases the value of the niraparib franchise.” ... To the extent that statements contained in ... [...]
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Blue Line Strong: Jeffrey Waters is this year's RFL Honorary Survivor
These cancers develop from the gland cells (the cells that make the prostate fluid that is added to semen). Some prostate cancers may grow and spread quickly, but most grow slowly. Autopsy studies show that many men who died of other causes also had ... [...]
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The high cost of publicly funded cancer drugs
This change in price now means that abiraterone can be given to prostate cancer patients who have mild symptoms but evidence of the disease spreading. The drug will also be used in patients who have not previously responded to hormone therapy and ... [...]
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'Genetic Superheroes': Rare Exceptions Resist Mutations Thought To Be Disease …
But I don't think you can overstate the effects of medical school education over the last 40 years, where we've been given brilliant examples of hard-won facts about diseases that are caused by genetic mutations. It's hard to shake that pedagogical ... [...]
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