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Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate cancer stages describe how far a cancer of the prostate has spread. Doctors define stages in determining treatment for prostate cancer and in predicting the chances of recovery.
Prostate cancer stages are determined by evaluating the prostate tissue and determining its Gleason score (a microscopic assessment of the cells’ architecture

Newsbriefs: Excess Calcium; Prostate Cancer

Excess calcium could be early detector of cancer.
A condition known as hypercalcemia—high levels of calcium in the blood—could be an early indicator of certain types of cancer, according to a study by British researchers. Hypercalcaemia is a common metabolic disorder associated with cancer, and occurs in 10 to 20 percent

Prostate Cancer Symptoms: 15 Common (and Not-So-Common) Signs

Prostate Cancer Symptoms: 15 Common (and Not-So-Common) Signs

Despite the fact that there are roughly 221,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in American men each year, many of them have no symptoms of the disease.

In these asymptomatic men, the disease is often detected during routine screening with tests such as a digital rectal exam, urinalysis, and

Newsbriefs: Aging; Prostate Radiation; Addictive Cravings

Negative Attitudes Toward Aging Affect Both Physical and Cognitive Functions
A long-term study of 4,135 adults age 50+ from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) suggests that negative perceptions about getting older may change both physical and mental health later in life. The reverse, a positive attitude, improves the experience

What Is the Prostate Gland?

What Is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland is a male organ weighing about one ounce and often compared to the size of a walnut or chestnut. It is located in the pelvic region just below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and above the pelvic floor muscles. The primary function of the prostate

Cryosurgery: Putting Prostate Cancer on Ice

Most men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer are given the choice of closely monitoring their disease with active surveillance or undergoing curative therapy with surgery, external-beam radiation or radioactive seed implants (brachytherapy).
But a Cleveland Clinic expert says patients should be aware of another option that may not always be mentioned

Review: Surgery Bests Radiation For Surviving Localized Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer confined to the gland may face better odds of survival if they’re treated with surgery versus radiation therapy, suggests a meta-analysis published online Dec. 15, 2015, in European Urology. Researchers reviewed data from 19 studies involving up to 118,830 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with

Review: Surgery Bests Radiation for Surviving Localized Prostate Cancer

Men with prostate cancer confined to the gland may face better odds of survival if they’re treated with surgery versus radiation therapy, suggests a meta-analysis published online Dec. 15, 2015, in European Urology. Researchers reviewed data from 19 studies involving up to 118,830 patients with localized prostate cancer treated with

What Causes Prostate Cancer?

What Causes Prostate Cancer?

The glandular cells of the prostate play an important role in reproduction, producing the fluids that help make up semen. These tiny cells also serve as the birthplace for nearly all prostate cancers. Genes in these cells slowly mutate, leading to the formation of abnormal cells. The cells proliferate and

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