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Prostate Cancer

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Fish oil may be linked to prostate cancer risk

SEATTLE - Taking fish-oil supplements or even eating too much fatty fish may be linked to an increased risk for prostate cancer, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The result confirms findings from an earlier study by the same team, but they are puzzling, given fish oil's supposed anti-inflammatory effect, which would protect against cancer.

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 1:22 pm
Advances in treatment of an enlarged prostate

Many men will experience prostate enlargement as they get older, some to the point that it will cause urination problems. Dr. Michael Naslund, director of the Maryland Prostate Center at the University Maryland Medical Center, said there are many options for treatment, including surgery, drugs and lifestyle changes.

Updated: September 24, 2013 - 6:04 pm
Ask Dr. H: Watchful waiting with prostate cancer; weaning off Effexor

Question: I recently had a prostate biopsy, which showed a small area of cancer in one of the biopsies. My urologist discussed the option of close surveillance, with periodic biopsies and regular PSA blood testing. I'm 65 years old and otherwise in great health. Do you think it's better to treat the cancer or just watch it? - S.L., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 1:24 pm
Ask Dr. H: Controversy over PSA testing

Question: I've been hearing a lot about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force making recommendations about the need for things such as PSA blood tests and mammograms under a certain age. Who are they and what is their agenda?

Posted: August 27, 2012
Thousands of men grow mustaches for cancer effort

CLEVELAND - The scraggly patch of blond hair on Zak MacDonald's upper lip is a source of mockery among his co-workers in this testosterone-laden office, where the art of growing a mustache has become a full-blown competition.

Updated: September 24, 2013 - 6:04 pm
Knowing your family history can keep you healthy

Make Grandma spill the beans: Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely to face.

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 1:28 pm
Detroit study indicates heavy men have larger, more aggresive prostate tumors

Heavier men have bigger, more aggressive prostate tumors, indicates new research from Henry Ford Hospital presented last week.

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Experts say doctors are overtesting, overtreating

CHICAGO - Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many cesarean sections. A spate of recent reports suggest too many Americans - maybe even President Barack Obama - are being overtreated.

Updated: September 24, 2013 - 6:04 pm
Doctors tout NanoKnife for easy tumor removal

MIAMI - A University of Miami doctor recently removed two cancerous tumors from a patient's liver using only three needlelike probes, a computer and a powerful burst of electricity.

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 1:30 pm
For some prostate cancers, it might be best to skip therapy

HACKENSACK, N.J. - For men older than 65, doing nothing to treat localized, non-aggressive prostate cancer may be the best policy, according to major new research by New Jersey scientists. Survival rates have improved to 94 percent in such cases, even with no surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.

Updated: September 24, 2013 - 6:04 pm
Medicine boldly goes where 'Star Trek' has gone before

"I signed aboard this ship to practice medicine, not to have my atoms scattered back and forth across space by this gadget."

Updated: September 27, 2013 - 12:55 pm
Understanding options key to treatment

Let's say you have a medical condition and there's no scientific consensus about the most effective treatment. What do you do?

Updated: September 24, 2013 - 6:04 pm

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