| Sep 9, 2010
About three-quarters of men with low-risk prostate tumors that can safely be ignored for months or years receive aggressive treatment, despite the risk of complications, researchers reported.
The findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,...
| May 6, 2010
Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market.
In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...
| Jun 4, 2010
Heavier men have bigger, more aggressive prostate tumors, according to new research from Henry Ford Hospital presented Wednesday.
The findings, presented in San Francisco at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, were based on a six-year...
| Jun 17, 2010
The cancers that most frequently affect men are prostate, colon, lung and skin cancer. Knowing about these types of cancer—and how they can be prevented or found early—can save your life.
The chance of getting prostate cancer...
| Oct 14, 2010
Harvard Health Letters
Q. I've heard that doctors feel men over 60 shouldn't be treated for prostate cancer because they're old enough that they are going to die anyway. Is that so?
A. Goodness, no. Any doctor will treat a person for cancer if he or she...
| Jul 8, 2010
Medications, laser treatment and surgery can all arrest the growth of an enlarged prostate gland, but only surgery can produce an improvement in symptoms, particularly a reduction in incontinence, researchers said.
The surgery, known as transurethral...
| Jul 29, 2010
Dear Pharmacist: My sister has breast cancer and is taking tamoxifen. She would like to take flax-seed supplements (or eat the ground-up seeds/oil), but she doesn't know if it will help or interfere with her treatment. Her doctor said it was fine but...
| Jun 10, 2010
Pregnant women should limit their intake of canned foods and drinks, according to a report that finds 92 percent of food from metal cans is contaminated with an estrogen-like chemical called BPA, or bisphenol A.
The chemical is used in countless...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 11:37 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint Monday against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, claiming there is no scientific proof that the products treat or prevent diseases, including heart disease, prostate cancer and...
| May 3, 2010
Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime.
But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:22 PM
It's So On. We were sort of wondering how long it would take Pennsylvania to (forgive us) join the tit-for-tat battle over mandatory ultrasound examinations for women seeking abortions. The answer, apparently, is roughly a month. Yesterday, state Sen....