prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, hormone therapy & fractures

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer puts men at risk for fractures. Androgens are male hormones. Male hormones spur prostate cancer. Some men with prostate cancer undergo androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT lowers the production of male hormones, but it increases the risk for bone loss and fractures according to studies, says the National Osteoporosis

ED & Prostate Cancer Surgery

Men who undergo a nerve-sparing prostatectomy (prostate removal) by robot-assisted laparascopy may be more likely to regain their erectile function than men who undergo the ‘open’ surgery, say German researchers at the University Hospital Leipzig. Laparascopic prostate removal is performed through small, keyhole-sized incisions. Traditional ‘open’ prostate removal requires a long incision down the abdomen.

A better way to biopsy prostate cancer?

Targeted biopsy allows for more accuracy. The new method fuses or combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ‘real-time’ ultrasound.  ‘Real-time’ means the image is acquired as the exam is being performed. It’s not a stored image obtained days or weeks earlier. ‘Targeted biopsy’ allows the physician to zero in on suspicious areas as opposed to

Tomato-rich diet may help fight prostate cancer

Men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes or tomato products per week have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancers, suggests a recent British study. Researchers at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford examined the lifestyle and diets of approximately 1,800 British men between the ages of 50 and 60

Baldness & aggressive prostate cancer

Men who develop male-pattern baldness— characterized by a receding hairline and thinning hair on the dome of their heads — may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer when they get older, says a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers analyzed the hair-loss patterns of almost 40,000 men