Prostate Cancer

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PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer More Beneficial Than Previously Recognized

PSA screening is associated with a greater prostate cancer (PCa) survival benefit than widely recognized, according to an extrapolation of findings from the 16-follow-up of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC).

Gene indicates whose prostate cancer will spread

Scientists have discovered a gene in cancerous prostate tumors that indicates when someone is at high risk of their cancer spreading.

Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Pregnancy History

Women's risk of breast cancer was highest about 5 years after childbirth, and lasted more than 20 years, compared with women who have never given birth, and breastfeeding did not appear to attenuate the risk, a large pooled analysis found.

The Truth About Americans Trusting Alternative Cancer Treatments Is Devastating

Roughly 4 out of every 10 Americans believe that cancer can be cured through alternative remedies alone, according to a recent survey on views and opinions surrounding cancer and its treatment.

Cancer-Fighting Foods in Pictures

No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference.

Men, Beware of Biopsies for Prostate Cancer Dx

Ferdinand "Ferd" Becker Jr., MD, a retired facial plastic surgeon who lives in New Orleans, has one of the scariest biopsy/prostate cancer stories I've ever heard.

New study reveals stunning results for cancer patients who opt for natural remedies

Cancer patients who refuse conventional therapies and turn to natural remedies are more likely to die sooner, research shows.


Liver cancer death rate in US rose 43% in 16 years

Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined.


An earlier dinner may lower risk of some cancers, study says

People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. -- or at least two hours before going to sleep -- have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found.


WATCH: Positive emotions can shrink cancer tumors, Israeli study shows

Mind over matter? Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have linked positive emotions with cancer remission.


Israeli team finds two proteins that can suppress cancer

In breakthrough, researchers in Technion lab of Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover discover proteins that affect cancerous cells' growth and development


Opinions Divided at AMA on Prostate Cancer Screening

CHICAGO -- Prostate cancer screening for asymptomatic men was the subject of controversy as members of the American Medical Association (AMA) wound up their annual House of Delegates meeting Wednesday.


Prostate cancer survival odds worse for smokers

(Reuters Health) - Prostate cancer patients who smoke are more likely to have tumors return, spread to other parts of the body, and become fatal than nonsmokers, a new study suggests.


Blood test offers hope of finding cancers before symptoms develop

CNN) — Promising new research enables scientists to use a blood test to screen for different types of cancers at early stages.


Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

Many women with early-stage breast cancer who would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not actually need it, according to a major international study that is expected to quickly change medical treatment.


USPSTF advises against widespread prostate cancer screening

The USPSTF recommends that, to reduce the risk of false positives and unnecessary complications from prostate cancer screening and treatment, physicians and their male patients aged 55-69 years


Cannabis and Cancer

The cannabis genus including the species sativaindica, and ruderalis, has been used for its psychoactive and medicinal properties for nearly 5000 years.


Blue light like that from smartphones linked to some cancers, study finds

Exposure to the kind of blue light emitted by outdoor LEDs, smartphones and tablets may increase your risk of breast or prostate cancer, a new study suggests.