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  • Does prostate cancer screening matter?

    Does prostate cancer screening matter?

    The latest guidelines suggest you should have an engaged conversation with your doctor about PSA testing. Image: © Mark Bowden/Thinkstock An annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to check for signs of possible prostate cancer sounds innocent enough, but new guidelines suggest the test offers few long-term benefits, and substantial possible harm. The updated guidelines from […]

  • Shortened radiation therapy may help with low-risk prostate cancer

    In the Journals A new study found that patients with low-risk prostate cancer may be able to undergo a shortened course of radiation therapy that cuts treatment by weeks and offers similar quality-of-life results as longer treatments. The study’s results were presented Sept. 26, 2016, at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s annual meeting. Researchers […]

  • New Imaging Technique May Help Some Men Avoid Prostate Biopsy

    New Imaging Technique May Help Some Men Avoid Prostate Biopsy

    Men who have high levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood face troubling uncertainties. While it’s true that prostate cancer can elevate PSA, so can other conditions, including the benign prostate enlargement that afflicts many men as they get older. PSA levels also vary normally from one man to the next, and some men […]