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Where Prostate Cancer Spreads

The organ site where prostate cancer spreads directly impacts a patient’s chances of survival, scientists have revealed. Those whose cancer only metastasizes to the lymph nodes have the longest overall survival rate.[more…]


Be Wary of PSA Tests

Ten months after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Wayne Sleep is counting his lucky stars. The disease was spotted thanks to a routine blood test – ‘I just feel so fortunate that it was caught relatively early,’ says the former Royal Ballet star, now 67.[more…]


Universal Cancer Cure

The key to beating cancer could lie in the ability to cut off vital nutritional supply lines that fuel the disease and allow it to grow, experts have revealed. They have identified a key supply route that diseased cells manipulate, to obtain nutrients.[more…]


Trained Dogs Can Sniff Out Prostate Cancer

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando showed that dogs can almost unerringly detect prostate cancer in urine samples.[more…]


New Test that ‘Smells’ Prostate Cancer in Urine

Scientists have created a urine test to diagnose prostate cancer – sparing men from the invasive investigations they must currently undergo. The researchers today hailed their work as an important milestone in fighting the disease and say it should save many lives.[more…]


Produces First Radioisotopes for Research

Saskatchewan’s cyclotron received clearance to begin supplying radioisotopes to Royal University Hospital and the first use of radioisotopes produced by the cyclotron in research.[more…]


Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by the cells of the prostate gland. PSA is mostly found in semen, but it is also normal to find small amounts of PSA in the blood
of healthy men. A PSA test measures the amount of PSA in the blood and helps detect prostate cancer.[more…]


Prostate Drugs

The aim of hormone therapy in prostate cancer is to deprive the prostate tissue – and specifically the cancerous cells – of the male hormone testosterone.
Hormone therapy in prostate cancer has a knock-on effect on metabolism and this encourages weight gain.[more…]


Prostate Cancer Zapper that Won’t Ruin Your Love Life

Thousands of men with prostate cancer could be spared incontinence and sexlife problems thanks to a highly accurate new way of ‘cooking’ their tumours.[more…]


Prostate Cancer Treatment Inconsistencies Found in Canada

Some men with low-risk prostate cancer in Canada may be opting for surgery with life-changing side-effects without fully understanding their options, says a new report.[more…]


Prostate Cancer Aggression ‘Linked to Waist Size’

Research on 140,000 men from eight European countries found that a 4in (10cm) larger waist circumference could increase the chances of getting the cancer by 13%. Men were most at risk when their waist was bigger than 37in (94cm), the University of Oxford study found.[more…]


New Blood Test More Reliable than Current Options

A new blood can spot ‘hidden’ aggressive prostate cancer tumours by analysing proteins and genes, new research has found. The STHLM3 test was trialled in a large group of 58,818 men to see what difference it made to diagnosing dangerous cancers earlier.[more…]

‘Milestone’ Prostate Cancer Drug

The first drug that targets precise genetic mutations in prostate cancer has been shown to be effective in a “milestone” trial by UK scientists. The study, at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, took place on 49 men with untreatable cancer.[more…]


MEN Need to do Pelvic Floor Exercises

Every woman knows how important it is to do pelvic floor exercises after giving birth, and devices and mobile phone apps to help them do this have now become quite commonplace. What’s less well known is that men need to do these exercises, too, to prevent incontinence in later life but also to ward off problems in the bedroom.[more…]


Pump Surgically Implanted to Help Erectile Dysfunction

About half of men aged from 40 to 70 will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. David Storton, 57, a restaurant manager who lives with his wife in Dorset, suffered problems after prostate cancer treatment and has since undergone surgery to restore sexual function.[more…]


‘Macho’ Men are More Likely to Die

They may pride themselves on their large muscles or burly build. But so-called ‘macho’ men often lag behind in the health stakes – and are more likely to die young, new research warns. Not only do many think going to the doctor is for ‘wimps’, they also try to brave out the symptoms of an illness, the study claims.[more…]


Too Young to Get Prostate Cancer

Steve Kirkby knew all about the strong history of prostate cancer in his family. It had killed his 74-year-old paternal grandfather, and Steve’s father had been diagnosed with it at the age of 68.
His father’s oncologist had said that Steve would need to be checked for the disease when he reached 40.[more…]


New Prostate Cancer Zapper Won’t Wreck
Your Love Life!

A treatment that uses sound waves to blast away prostate tumours has been proven to cure as many men of the disease as surgery that removes the gland – while causing significantly fewer side effects.[more…]


High-dose prostate therapy that halves trips to hospital

Having just 20 sessions of intensity modulated radiotherapy is effective and could save the NHS millions. Researchers concluded that giving radiotherapy in high doses is
safe and causes no more side-effects than standard, longer-term treatment.[more…]


Going Vegan Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer

Men who avoided eating all animal products, including eggs and dairy, were a third less likely than others to develop the disease, scientists found. In the first study of its kind, researchers from Loma Linda University in California tracked the health of more than 26,000 men aged 30-plus for five years.[more…]


Foods that Fight Prostate Cancer

More than 330,000 British men are living with prostate cancer — which is a whole lot better than dying from it. If the cancer is caught while still localised within the prostate, the chances of it
killing you within the following five years are practically nil.[more…]


Hope of a ‘Revolutionary’ Treatment

Cancer’s Achilles’ heel has been pinpointed by British scientists, raising hopes of a revolution in treatment – and even a cure. In future, patients could be given bespoke therapies that hunt out and destroy every single cancer cell, wherever it is in their body.[more…]


Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

Drinking coffee could lower the risk of prostate cancer. New research based on more than 550,000 men worldwide shows that the likelihood of developing the disease decreases by 2.5 per cent for every two additional cups of coffee consumed a day.[more…]


How Being Obese Fuels Prostate Cancer

Men who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, scientists have warned. They discovered fat cells secrete a protein that accelerates the spread of the disease.[more…]