| Aug 2, 2010
Men are notoriously oblivious to their own health care. They often resort to cliche when trying to defend their ignorance; they can't be seen as weak; they can handle whatever is thrown at them. Despite the facade, men have a lot at stake when it comes to...
| Aug 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old.
ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...
| Jul 22, 2010
A highly sensitive blood test may be able to predict whether prostate cancer is cured or is likely to come back, giving doctors an early sign of whether treatments are working, U.S. researchers said.
They said the nanotechnology-based blood test is far...
| Sep 22, 2010
A recurring theme in many letters I've received is the issue of men not going to doctors. "Amy" wrote that her 56-year-old husband, who has a family history of heart disease, has not had a physical in over 20 years!
She, like many of us who are concerned...
| Jun 9, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Does Mayo have advice for preventive measures men can take for prostate health?
ANSWER: There are no formal guidelines, but the advice I give my patients focuses on living a heart-healthy lifestyle. I encourage them to take care of...
| Jun 23, 2010
As a boy, Ophni Davis dreamed of becoming a doctor. Instead, he became a barber. But he still considers it his job to look after people's welfare.
So if a man who looks about the right age comes into his Blue Hills Avenue salon in Hartford, Connecticut,...
| May 27, 2010
Five years ago, when he was diagnosed with cancer, Kevin Brick gratefully accepted a doctor's offer to wait and see what happened to the tiny tumor in his prostate gland.
So far, there is no evidence the cancer is growing or becoming more aggressive....
| Sep 23, 2010
Prostate cancer is common. So what if there were a drug to lower a man's risk?
Well, there is.
Charlie Brown is a gardener who knows that prostate cancer is no bed of roses. He's had surgery to remove the prostate, radiation treatments and now hormone...
| Sep 16, 2010
It's a classic chicken/egg conundrum. Men with a family history of prostate cancer are thought to be more likely to develop the disease themselves, so it is recommended they get screened for the disease more often.
But frequent screenings make it more...
| 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...