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Recovering from Prostate Cancer Surgery

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If you are about to undergo surgery for prostate cancer, you likely feel some anxiety about the procedure. One way to cope with this is to become an informed patient. Question your doctor thoroughly about the specific procedure you will undergo. Ask him about how you should prepare for the surgery and what to expect […]

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What Is My Risk of Prostate Cancer?

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If you’re a man or have a man in your life, the controversy over whether men should bypass regular prostate cancer testing using the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force, has likely been on your radar recently. Although the debate has been contentious, you could say it’s been […]

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Prostate Size is Risk Factor for Prostate Biopsy Complications

Men who have a large prostate or who have been hospitalized during the year prior to undergoing prostate biopsy are at increased risk for prostate biopsy complications. These were the results of a study presented on May 21, 2012 at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. More than one million prostate biopsies […]

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What is the Risk of Urinary Incontinence with Radiation Therapy?

Use of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) as a treatment for prostate cancer is associated with a low risk of urinary incontinence, according to a new study of more than 1,000 men who underwent this treatment between June 1, 2008 and November 1, 2010. These findings were presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in […]

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Does Active Surveillance Work for Prostate Cancer?

Active surveillance is an effective treatment choice for men who have low to intermediate risk prostate cancer, according to the results of a new study from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The study results were presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20, 2012. Active surveillance (also […]

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Black Men More Likely to Die After Prostate Surgery

Analysis of short-term (30, 60, and 90 days) survival after radical prostatectomy among more than 63,000 men with prostate cancer revealed that black men have an increased risk of death at 60 days and 90 days after prostatectomy compared with white men. These findings were presented on May 21, 2012, at the American Urological Association’s […]

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Is Prostate Surgery Better for Low Grade Cancer than Active Surveillance?

Men who undergo radical prostatectomy after being on active surveillance have outcomes that are similar to those of men with low-risk prostate cancer who forego active surveillance and choose radical prostatectomy. These findings were presented at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20, 2012. Active surveillance (watchful waiting) is a […]

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Preparing for Treatment with Provenge

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Preparing for Treatment with Provenge Preparing for treatment with Provenge requires more steps than do other prostate cancer treatments. Let’s assume you, along with your healthcare team and your loved ones, have decided you are going to undergo treatment with Provenge. As you probably already know, Provenge (sipuleucel-T) is unlike all other drug treatments for […]

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Quercetin for Prostate Cancer

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Quercetin is a phytochemical, or a plant-based chemical. Specifically, it is a flavonoid, which means that it has powerful antioxidant properties. Flavonoids have been shown to ease inflammation, repair cellular damage, support the health of arteries, and even guard against dementia. Research has also shown that quercetin may be a promising supplement in the fight […]

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Alcohol, Good or Bad for Prostate Health?

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It’s been a long day at work or the weekend has arrived, and you want to kick back, relax and have a few beers or a glass of wine. So what’s the verdict: is alcohol good or bad for your prostate health? If you’re thinking to yourself, “Okay, you’re going to tell me to never […]

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