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Online Tools Provide Insight for Prostate Cancer Patients
Patients with prostate cancer now have two new interactive web tools known as risk calculators to help them better understand their disease.
July 16, 2010
PSA Screening May Be Biased Against Obese Men, Leading to More Aggressive Cancers
Testing men for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood -- the gold standard screening test for prostate cancer may be biased against obese men.
Aug. 8, 2008
Flaxseed Stunts the Growth of Prostate Tumors
DURHAM, N.C. -- Flaxseed, an edible seed that is rich in omega 3-fatty acids and fiber-related compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting...
June 2, 2007
Biopsy May Underestimate Prostate Cancer in Obese and Overweight Men
DURHAM, N.C. -- Obese and overweight men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer by biopsy are more likely than healthy weight men to actually have a...
Mar. 27, 2007
Clinical Trial Tests Effect of Ultrasound Waves on Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
DURHAM, N.C. -- In a clinical trial at Duke University Medical Center, researchers are testing the use of high-intensity sound waves to treat...
May 22, 2006
Men Have Time To Choose Best Prostate Cancer Treatment
DURHAM, N.C. -- Waiting up to six months to treat low-risk prostate cancer poses little or no threat of disease progression, according to a...
Mar. 9, 2006
Prostate Cancer Detection In Young Men Requires Different
DURHAM, N.C. -- The diagnostic criterion currently used to indicate prostate cancer in all men needs to be age-adjusted in order to more effectively...
Feb. 24, 2006
Aspirin Reduces Cardiovascular Risks in Men and Women - But Differently
DURHAM, N.C. -- Aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events -- a combined endpoint including stroke, heart attack and death due...
Jan. 17, 2006
Obesity May Make Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Harder
DURHAM, N.C. -- Obesity may make it harder to find prostate cancer, leading to delayed diagnosis and putting some men at an even greater risk for...
Jan. 9, 2006
Aspirin Reduces Stroke Risk in Women, Not Men
DALLAS -- A meta-analysis of more than 95,000 patients has shown that aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of stroke in women, but it appears to...
Nov. 15, 2005
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