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Propecia May Help Prevent Risk Of Prostate Cancer
2013-08-16 05:02:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Finasteride, a popular treatment for male pattern baldness also known as Propecia, can reduce a person’s risk of contracting prostate cancer by about one-third, according to research appearing in the August 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. According to HealthDay News reporter Dennis Thompson, the researchers conducted an 18-year follow up to the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The PCPT, a study which...

2013-08-15 11:55:34

A long-term follow-up to a groundbreaking study led by the director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center confirms that a drug shown to reduce risk of prostate cancer by more than a third has no impact on lifespan but further reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Reducing the risk of prostate tumors by about 30 percent - and low-grade tumors by 43 percent - means thousands of men can avoid a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments that significantly affect quality of life, said Ian...

2013-07-30 11:08:46

Both web-based and print-based decision aids appear to improve patients' informed decision making about prostate cancer screening up to 13 months later, but does not appear to affect actual screening rates, according to a study by Kathryn L. Taylor, Ph.D., of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and colleagues. A total of 1,893 men participated in the study, with 628 men randomly given a print-decision aid, 625 men used a web-based interactive decision aid, and 626 men received usual...

2013-07-30 10:41:25

Men who decide to be screened for prostate cancer and those who forgo PSA screening stick with their decisions after receiving materials explaining the risks and benefits of the test. The decision aids greatly increased their knowledge about screening and reduced their conflict about what to do, but did not have an impact on their screening decision when measured a year later. That's the finding of a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine that examined both web-based and...

2013-07-10 10:17:07

Among men who had undergone radical prostatectomy, daily consumption of a beverage powder supplement containing soy protein isolate for 2 years did not reduce or delay development of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer compared to men who received placebo, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA. "Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy and the second most frequent cause of male cancer death in the United States and other Western countries but is far...

2013-07-09 23:28:38

Dr. Gary addressed a meeting of the Us TOO prostate cancer support group in Sierra Vista, AZ via Skype on June 28, 2013, discussing emotional self-care and communications. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Dr. Gary addressed a meeting of the Us TOO prostate cancer support group in Sierra Vista, AZ via Skype on June 28, 2013. A specialist in the emotional impact of chronic and catastrophic illnesses, Gary McClain, PhD, developed JustGotDiagnosed.com to address a serious need he saw...

2013-07-09 23:02:45

Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Men plan to continue getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests despite recommendations that suggests men should not be screened, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International. In October 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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