Latest Prostate-specific antigen Stories

2012-07-30 06:26:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the male population. Screening for the disease is done through a PSA test, but professional organizations vary in their recommendations about who should – and who shouldn't – get it. Now a new analysis on this controversial test it saying you should! The new analysis has found that doing away with PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing for prostate cancer would likely cause three times as...

Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely To Die From Other Conditions Than The Cancer Itself
2012-07-27 12:47:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a greater chance to die due to preventable conditions like heart disease, rather than from the cancer itself. The study, the largest done to date, examines the causes of death related to men who have prostate cancer. The researchers believe that the findings show the importance of maintaining a healthy...

2012-07-23 06:18:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In a study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tried to determine which course of action is more beneficial for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer through the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: radical prostatectomy or observation without surgery? From November 1994 through January 2002, researchers randomly assigned 731 men with localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy or observation and followed them through...

Surgery Not The Best Idea For Prostate Cancer
2012-07-19 12:08:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Men with early stages of prostate cancer may be better off having their disease monitored rather than going through harsh treatments such as surgery, according to a recent study that found that men in their 60s who had the invasive surgery actually didn´t live significantly longer than those who were only monitored. Results of the research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that men do not...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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